Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared “Go Back,” a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there’s a video to go along with the song, and it’s a beautiful and evocative portrait of an African town. It’s composed of steady and sharply defined black-and-white shots that mostly focus [...]
Go Go Penguin's 'V2.0' album art The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced and here are the 12 albums up for it: FKA twigs - LP1 Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots Young Fathers - Dead East India Youth...
The finalists for the UK's Album of the Year.
The shortlist of nominees for the 2014 Mercury Prize has been announced! And, once again, the list confirms what we’ve always known: The Mercury Prize is much, much cooler than the stupid thing we’ve got … the [sigh] Grammys. Sure, Daft Punk won the Best Album Grammy, but they were up against goddamn Sara Bareilles [...]
Back in April, we marked the 20th anniversary of Britpop with Stereogum’s Britpop Week. We chose the date for a few reasons — the week marked the anniversaries of both Pulp’s His ’N’ Hers and Blur’s Parklife, Damon Albarn was conveniently releasing his first solo album almost to the day of Parklife’s 20th birthday, and [...]
Sounds like: The Shins, Damon Albarn, Beck, The Black Keys Song: Broken Bells - Control What's so good? Since Broken Bells' debut in 2010, The Shin’s James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) have been swirling funky tones into cinematically inspired sci-fi dance grooves. Show More Summary
Last month, I found out that Damon Albarn of Blur planned to write his first West End musical. Unfortunately, he didn’t explain just what this musical was going to be. The only hint he gave was that it was going to be a musical for the...Show More Summary
Vic Mensa at Lollapalooza last weekend (more by James Richards IV) Chicago rapper/Chance the Rapper associate Vic Mensa has been on the rise this year, doing pretty cool things like playing "Clint Eastwood" with Damon Albarn, touring with Disclosure, and...
photos by Erina Uemura Flaming Lips / Outcast / Arcade Fire @ Fuji Rocks 2014 The transition from indie darlings to stadium-rockers is rarely a painless one, although a decade on from the release of its debut album "Funeral," Arcade...
The Blur songwriter's cinematic contribution to Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy. Read more articles like "Listen: Damon Albarn – “Sister Rust”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Damon Albarn released his debut solo album earlier this year and, while the weather may make it so that another Blur album never sees the light of day, the British musician will never stop making music. “Sister Rust” is a song Albarn wrote for the Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy, which just hit theaters. It’s a [...]
Listen to "Sister Rust", his contribution to the Scarlett Johansson action flick, Lucy.
Damon Albarn has long maintained a pastime of taunting his devoted fans (including our own Michael Nelson) by feeding them tantalizing news about new Blur music only to shelve it and release umpteen side projects instead. The latest instance of this phenomenon comes in a new interview. Albarn told NME that the long-rumored Blur comeback [...]
Everyone knows Damon Albarn fronted British groups like Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good The Bad and The Queen, but you may not know that he’s written two operas before, one based on the Chinese classic Journey To the West, and the other...Show More Summary
Damon Albarn is writing “a mainstream musical for families” that’ll debut in London’s West End. The Blur frontman says the project started as a “leftfield, experimental opera” like one of his other projects, Monkey: Journey To The West,...Show More Summary
The magic moment happened during Albarn's Saturday headlining set at the Latitude Festival.
The Creative Class is a series of short films that focus on a selection of creative individuals who share their thoughts, ideas and musings on their own creativity and the industries in which they work. The first episode stars musician… Damon Albarn Talks Creativity, Ideas and Musings in ‘The Creative Class’ is a post by Maude Churchill on Highsnobiety.
Mon 15 Dec The guy from Blur, and Gorillaz, and The Good The Bad & The Queen, and that Chinese opera based on the story of Monkey that's actually pretty damn...
Mon 15 Dec The disappointment of Blur cancelling their Big Day Out appearance last year will be assuaged by news of frontman Damon Albarn's December appearance at...
NJ/NYC music blog MusicSnobbery has officially closed shop after nine years. It was a great run -- Moby, Damon Albarn, cookies and everything in between! We'll miss you Chris!...