Damon Albarn

New Album: Gorillaz – Humanz (2017/04/28)

:: Gorillaz are back!

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Artist: Gorillaz
Title of Album: Humanz
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Label: Warner Music

01. Ascension feat. Vince Staples
02. Strobelite feat. Peven Everett
03. Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan
04. Momentz feat. De La Soul
05. Submission feat. Danny Brown and Kelela
06. Charger feat. Grace Jones
07. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.
08. Busted and Blue
09. Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton
10. Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples and Pusha T
11. Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle and Zebra Katz
12. She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis
13. Hallelujah Money feat. Benjamin Clementine
14. We Got The Power feat. Jehnny Beth
15. The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK
16. Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
17. Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà
18. Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis
19. Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes

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More ‘Gorillaz’ on Music Pickings
2012, Mar 05 – Gorillaz feat. Andre 3000 and James Murphy – DoYaThing [Official Video]
2011, Oct 07 – 10 years of Gorillaz!


Listen: Tony Allen – Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn) [Official Music Video]

:: Just let it play!


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Artist: Tony Allen
Title of Album: Film Of Life
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Label: Jazz Village

1 Moving On
2 Boat Journey
3 Tiger’s Skip
4 Ewa
5 Afo Kunffu Beat
6 Koko Dance
7 Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn)
8 Ire Omo (feat. Adunni & Nefretiti)
9 African Man
10 Tony Wood (feat. KUKU)
11 Na Bangui (feat. Sandra Nkaké)
12 Mojo (feat. Manu Dibango)
13 Insider (Bonus Track) 

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 26 // Parc de la Mairie de Carrières-Sur-Seine // CarriÈres Sur Seine, France
Oct 03 // Le Fil // Saint Etienne, France
Oct 06 // La Passerelle // Gap, France
Oct 08 // Nancy Jazz Pulsations // Villers-Les-Nancy, France
Oct 22 // Salzburg Jazz Festival // Salzburg, Austria
Nov 20 // Usine à Gaz // Nyon, Switzerland
Nov 21 // Centre Culturel // Hyères, France

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June 2014: Upcoming Concerts and Festivals

Monday 02

  • Merchandise at Berghain Kantine, Berlin
  • Sharon Van Etten at Privatclub, Berlin
  • Temples at Lido, Berlin

Tuesday 03

  • Wye Oak at Prinzenbar, Hamburg

Wednesday 04

  • Bo Saris at Privatclub, Berlin
  • Luke Sital-Singh at Berghain Kantine, Berlin
  • Wye Oak at Lido, Berlin
  • Mando Diao at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

Thursday 05

  • The National at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

Saturday 07 

  • The Acid at Turmzimmer, Hamburg
  • Arctic Monkeys at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

Sunday 08

  • Khan, Raz Ohara, The Nest at Volksbühne, Berlin

Monday 09

  • The Acid at Prince Charles, Berlin

Tuesday 10

  • Lee Fields & The Expressions at Mojo, Hamburg

Friday 13

  • The Kooks at Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin

Wednesday 18

  • Arcade Fire at Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide, Berlin

Friday 20

  • Fujiya & Miyagi at Imperial Club, Berlin

Monday 23

  • Banks at Berghain, Berlin

Tuesday 24 

  • Angus & Julia Stone at Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin
  • Eels at Tempodrom, Berlin
  • Banks at Mojo, Hamburg

Monday 30

  • Damon Albarn at Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

Monday 30 June – Sunday 07 July

  • Worldwide Festival at Sète, France (Announced Artists: Mo Kolours (live), Michael Kiwanuka, Zara McFarlane, Gilles Petersen, Lefto, Shigeto (live), Theo Parrish (live), Andrew Ashong (live), Osunlade, Connan Mockasin, Four Tet, Floating Points, Morphosis, Jonwayne, Seth Troxler, Kyodai (live), Peter Kruder, Anushka (live), Little Dragon (live), Rainer Trüby)

Solo Debut Album: Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (2014/04/28) [Full Album Stream] / New Video for ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’

:: Pure brilliance. An album that is the bottom line of 25 years of exceptional music making.

Everyday Robots is released officially in the UK/Europe on April 28, 2014 via Thirteen Limited Records/Parlophone. North American release follows on April 29. The LP will be available as download, CD and double 180g gatefold vinyl LP (incl. CD and digital download code). Additionally, Everyday Robots is released as Special Edition (CD+DVD or digital) including videos with live versions of 4 album songs and a track-by-track account of the album. You can buy your copy of Everyday Robots in all versions directly from Damon Albarn’s Webstore. The iTunes Special Edition includes two bonus tracks and is available here.

Everyday Robots is now streaming in its entirety via iTunes Radio (except Germany) or at German music streaming site Tape.tv. The set of twelve tracks is entirely written, composed and produced by Damon Albarn with XL recordings owner Richard Russell. The songs of Everyday Robots were recorded between 2011 and 2013 in various studios in England and the US. The album features guests Bat For Lashes‘ Natasha Khan on The Selfish Giant and singer/songwriter Brian Eno on closing track Heavy Seas Of Love. Eno also contributed to the production of the song.

Heavy Seas Of Love also features The Leytonstone City Mission Choir, the song is the third single single taken from Everyday Robots. As the previous single Lonely Press Play, the song comes with a music video edited by Matt Cronin from a video footage by Damon Albarn, you can watch the videos above and below. Damon Albarn will be touring from the end of April and he’s also playing the entire European festival season, you can check out the upcoming dates below.

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Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (2014)

01. Everyday Robots
02. Hostiles
03. Lonely Press Play
04. Mr. Tembo
05. Parakeet
06. The Selfish Giant
07. You and Me
08. Hollow Ponds
09. Seven High
10. Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11. The History of a Cheating Heart
12. Heavy Seas of Love
13. Father’s Daughters’s Son [iTunes Bonus Track]
14. Empty Club [iTunes Bonus Track]

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 30 Apr 2014 // London, UK // Rivoli Ballroom
Thu 01 May 2014 // London, UK // Great Hall, The People’s Palace
Sat 03 May 2014 // Murcia, Spain // SOS Festival 4.8
Mon 05 May 2014 // Paris, France // Alhambra
Fri 30 May 2014 // Bristol, UK // Bristol Trinity
Sat 31 May 2014 // Portsmouth, UK // Wedgewood Rooms
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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More ‘Damon Albarn’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jan 25 − New Single: Everyday Robots [Official Video]

New Single: Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots [Official Video]

:: Brilliant track. Gets my expectations rising high for the album.

Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn is no freshman in music business, but the English singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has never released a proper solo album. Till now. Last Monday, Albarn announced his solo debut and unveiled the first single off it. The album is entitled Everyday Robots and drops officially on April 25, 2014 via Thirteen Limited Records / Parlophone. Produced by Richard Russell of XL Recordings, the album features guests Brian Eno and Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes.

The set of twelve tracks is up for pre-order now. You can order digitally via iTunes or physically (CD or Double Vinyl + CD) via Albarn’s webstore. Additionally, Everyday Robots will be available as Special Edition both digitally and physically. This version includes two bonus tracks as well as videos with an track-by-track account and four live versions from Fox Studios L.A.

The lead single and title track Everyday Robots comes with an official video directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup. The clip uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Albarn, check it out above. You’ll receive the single as immediate download when you pre-order the album, but Everyday Robots will also be released as 7″ vinyl on March 03 along with the non-album b-side Electric Fences. The edition is limited to 1.500 copies and includes an hd-quality download, pre-order your copy here.

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Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots Single (2014)

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Bobby Womack – Whatever Happened To The Times [Official Video]

:: Get well soon Bobby!

First Video from the album ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’.

Bobby Womack

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More ‘Bobby Womack’ on Music Pickings:
2012, March 10 – Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart / New Album ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Nature Springs

:: Damon, Simon, Paul and Tony at Abbey Road.

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Artist: The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Title Of Album: The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Release Date: Jan 22, 2007
Label: Parlophone

1. History Song
2. 80s Life
3. Northern Whale
4. Kingdom Of Doom
5. Herculean
6. Behind The Sun
7. The Bunting Song
8. Nature Springs
9. A Soldier’s Tale
10. Three Changes
11. Green Fields
12. The Good, The Bad And The Queen

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