Plus, he offers a status update on Blur and Gorillaz.
Damon Albarn has been promoting his forthcoming solo debut album for quite some time now. As part of his media tour, he recently stopped at the XFM studio to play four tracks from the album, and you can check out those performances below.
Sometimes I think Damon Albarn is trolling me personally. One of the first things I wrote for Stereogum was a Counting Down of his non-Blur projects (it was, in fact, the first installment of that franchise), and I opened it by saying: “Damon Albarn doesn’t deserve our love. We want Blur and he gives us [...]
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We’ve heard live renditions of Damon Albarn’s moody Everyday Robots track “You & Me,” but the studio take was under wraps until today. Albarn snuck the tune into a FACT Mix that also features Erykah Badu, Henry Mancini, and “California Love.” Stream or download the mix below, and find the excellent “You & Me” at [...]
He found heroin to be "incredibly productive."
So. What happened at SXSW 2014? ALL OF THE THINGS. Future Islands, Public Service Broadcasting, Sean Lennon, Wye Oak, OFF!, Gary Numan, Eagulls, St Vincent, Damon Albarn, Fat White Family, even some Casual Sex. See the mega round-up here.
Oscar is the mononym of Oscar Scheller, a London art student who makes laptop pop in the lineage of Stephin Merritt, Damon Albarn, Jens Lekman, and other maudlin masters. “Open Up,” the homemade demo he debuts today, arrives on the heels of last spring’s hopelessly romantic “Never Told You,” but it’s sort of a prelude, [...]
Blur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn spends much of his time in transit, a fact he displayed in his travelogue/video for “Lonely Press Play,” the second single from his debut solo album Everyday Robots, out next month. And, evidently, one trip in particular proved deeply influential to the singer’s recent creative process. Show More Summary
Yesterday we got the Brian Eno-assisted “Heavy Seas of Love,” and today we get “Mr.… Read more articles like "Listen: Damon Albarn – “Mr. Tembo”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
An adorable ode to a baby elephant.
Between his performances at SXSW and the BBC’s 6 Music Festival, as well as the music used in the BBC Culture Show mini-documentary (to say nothing of the actual, officially released singles), Damon Albarn’s forthcoming solo debut LP, Everyday Robots, has basically been available in some form or another for weeks already — and there’s [...]
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A track from Albarn's debut solo album, Everyday Robots.
For the second year SXSW awarded a group of music acts the Grulke Prize commemorating SXSW's late Creative Director Brent Grulke (shown at left). Two of the awards, for developing acts, went to upcoming bands that show great promise, Future Islands and The Strypes. Show More Summary
Watch Wiz Khalifa and the Taylor Gang perform “We Dem Boyz” at the FADER Fort in Austin, Texas for SXSW and then hit the jump for a first time performance of “Clint Eastwood” by Damon Albarn alongside Snoop Dogg, “Stoner” by Young Thug, and “Tweakin’” by Vic Mensa.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For a guy who got his start in the '90s British rock 'n' roll scene, Damon Albarn sure knows how to throw a hip-hop party. Albarn invited De La Soul and Del The Funky Homosapien to join him during his performance...Show More Summary
In his first two days at SXSW, Damon Albarn played a career-spanning set for NPR and performed two new songs on Kimmel. He was not remotely done. He did a bunch of songs from his forthcoming album Lonely Press Play at an acoustic radio session. He played an early showcase at a big outdoor stage [...]
Damon Albarn @ NPR SXSW (more by Tim Griffin) Damon Albarn played the Fader Fort at SXSW last night (3/14), where he brought out some special guests to help him perform a pair of Gorillaz tunes. Del the Funky Homosapien...