isn't it being released in just a couple of weeks? they've done a good job keeping this under wraps.
Yeah, the release is March 8th, so a little more than two weeks. I wake up every morning hoping it's leaked. Disappointment is a great way to start the day.
I kinda assumed "Plastic Beach" wouldn't leak. I hope that's not the case for LCD Soundsystem as well.
Big Boi/Killer Mike - 5/20 - Rialto Theatre
The Black Angels - 5/22 - Hotel Congress
Devo - 5/24 - Rialto Theatre
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 5/30 - Rialto Theatre
Another amazing Stylo remix:
I am neither foxy, nor a lady.
Neil Young - Kanye West - Beck - PJ Harvey - The Knife - Basement Jaxx - Tom Waits - Shpongle (Live) - Flying Lotus (Live) - The Avalanches - Autechre - Eels - Fat Freddy's Drop - Liquid Liquid - OFWGKTA - Freddie Gibbs - Big K.R.I.T. - Phantogram - Christian Scott - Nosaj Thing - Gold Panda - James Blake
I really want that Q magazine, and have been waiting and waiting. But what is now out where I am is a cover with John Lennon...I don't even see this cover on their website. Is the Gorillaz cover not for north america?
I'll be there to see them play, my first Live Gorillaz concert...i'm beside myself! WOOHOO!
Shaun Ryder is apparently going to be there to mumble through Dare:
*based upon tedious fact checking.
and if true, it means that there will be some back catalog hits performed, on top of Plastic Beach
*based upon tedious fact checking.
good news. Coachella should just book Black Grape since he's starting that up again.
The White Stripes 9/18
agreed rage. watching Dare live makes me cringe
Rhythm is a dancer.
ees coomin oop
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
Good morning, Murdoc!
The Final Murdoc radio show is streaming on Gorillaz.com right now. Two clips of Gorillaz tracks were played, one being a clip of Pirate Jet.
Edit: 2D is on the show as well.
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http://www.the-fly.co.uk/words/revie.../7073/gorillazSo, which Damon Albarn is going to turn up here, then? Will it be the extroverted frontman of Blur who strolled onto a sun-drenched stage in Hyde Park beckoning the masses in July 2009, or the side-stage dwelling, limelight-shunning organiser behind Africa Express’ jaw-dropping Paris show a month later? Well, a bit of both and neither, really. Little over six months after he was playing ‘Country House’, Albarn turns his attention towards the conceptual, genre-leaping futuregroove of Gorillaz with gloriously stunning results – third album ‘Plastic Beach’ is a flawlessly executed neo-pop masterpiece.
As with all of Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s work so far, there’s more going on here than just the music – the story of the world’s most successful virtual band now arriving at Point Nemo, where bassist Murdoc Niccals has set up Gorillaz HQ atop a floating trash island in the South Pacific, where he’s keeping singer 2D hostage and has built a cyborg version of guitarist Noodle (head online to check out the trailer that swirls around Hewlett’s monstrous, monumental Plastic Beach installation) - but the sheer strength of the songs demand they hog the attention.
Celebrity voyeurism and rampant consumerism are recurring themes throughout, Gorillaz’ reaction to the X Factor (de)generation an album of blistering-yet-melancholic, indelible-yet-throwaway pop songs – no-one quite does contrary-pop like Gorillaz.
The short, lush swirl of ‘Orchestral Intro’ precedes the industrial groove of ‘Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach’, Snoop Dogg’s menacing drawl taking centrestage as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s horns hover around a cool-as-fuck bass-glide behind him, next grime heroes Kano and Bashy spar over The National Orchestra For Arabic Music, themselves putting up a fight against a cascading wave of beats, whilst Damon comes out from behind the limelight to bask in it on ‘Rhinestone Eyes’. It’s relentlessly brilliant, all the more so for the way it effortlessly glues together its guest stars – all is one, it seems, in the murky world of Gorillaz.
Highlights continue to come thick’n’fast; Mark E.Smith’s psychohollers punctuate the middle of ‘Glitter Freezes’’ sonicstrobes and Gruff Rhys steals the show from De La Soul on the psychedelic surge of ‘Superfast Jellyfish’. The symphonic soulfulness with which Bobby Womack croons over penultimate track ‘Cloud Of Unknowing’, meanwhile, guides ‘Plastic Beach’ towards its finishing point with a poignant, prurient sadness.
A seamless coming together of artists, cultures and themes on a record by a band that doesn’t even exist; on ‘Plastic Beach’, Damon Albarn’s Midas touch is bordering on genius. Git.
bastard didn't leak the album though.
There is a Track-by-track description of Plastic Beach on Drowned In Sound... I'm not going to read it...
ALSO! According to unofficial,Pre-sale tickets, huh?the Gorillaz webshop is about to relaunch, powered by All Access. You can view the shop (no items are available to buy yet but some 'Plastic Beach' logo tshirts can be viewed) at this link:- http://shop.gorillaz.com/ (the link is down now)
On the shop there is also a notice announcing the 'G-Club'. This seems set to be the official Gorillaz online fanclub, and membership will bring (amongst other things) " [An] exclusive Gorillaz toy, early access to pre-sale tickets, exclusive competitions & goodies, 25% off all official merchandise all year, [and] previews of videos"
EDIT: I am now officially conflicted about going to Coachella.
Last edited by BlackSwan; 02-22-2010 at 08:43 AM.
Well I guess its not like Gorillaz were gonna build this massive stage set-up to use for only Coachella right?