Earlier this year, soul legend Bobby Womack ended an 18-year hiatus of new material by releasing his twenty-seventh studio album The Bravest Man in the Universe. This past Friday, he paid a visit to the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallonto support the release, performing "The Bravest Man in the Universe", "Jubilee", and "Whatever Happened to the Times". Womack even brought album producers Damon Albarn and XL Recordings head honcho Richard Russell to perform with him on the latter two songs. Check out all three performances after the jump.
The Bravest Man in the Universe is out now via XL Recordings.
Coinciding with the release of his new LP The Bravest Man In The Universe, which was produced by Damon Albarn and XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Bobby Womack has put out the official video for the song "Whatever Happened To The Times." The video, directed by Jamie-James Medina and Yusuf Pirhasan, is as eerie and mysterious as the sounds Womack has created for this album, with the imagery of interstellar travel evoking the search for the intricacies of the human soul. Watch it above.
The Bravest Man In The Universe is out now via XL Recordings.
Next week sees the release of some heavy-hitter releases, including new albums from POP ETC (the band formerly known as The Morning Benders), UK outfit Hot Chip, Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man On Earth, and soul mastermind Bobby Womack.
After changing their name from The Morning Benders to POP ETC, the Brooklyn outfit has adopted a new musical direction. Leaning away from their original indie beginnings and more towards an electronic and pop-infused sound, POP ETC are utilizing the name change in more ways than one, and it's paying off. The entirety of their self-titled debut under the new moniker, which is set for release on June 12th, is available to stream now at MTV Hive.
Hot Chip's fourth studio album In Our Heads is set to drop on June 12th via Domino Records, and if you've yet to hear the alreayd released tracks "Flutes" and "Night and Day," no need to worry. Now, you can stream the entirety of the forthcoming 11-track effort on NPR.org.
The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Kristian Matsson), is gearing up for the release of his third LP There's No Leaving Now, yet another effort set to release on June 12th. His 10-track album is now available to stream on NPR.org, as is Bobby Womack's The Bravest Man in the Universe. Teaming up with Damon Albarn and XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Womack has crafted a soulful, haunting soundscape that is definitely worth the listen. The Bravest Man in the Universe is out on June 12th via XL Recordings. Stream it here.
Soul singer Bobby Womack has announced a brand new studio album, his first in twelve years, titled The Bravest Man in the Universe, a 12 track effort that was produced by none other than Damon Albarn. The album also marks Womack's first time since 1994's Resurrection releasing an album of original material, and below you can stream the second track from the album "Please Forgive My Heart." As well, after the jump, you can take a look at the album's tracklisting.
The Bravest Man in the Universe Tracklist: 01. The Bravest Man in the Universe 02. Please Forgive My Heart 03. Deep River 04. Dayglo Reflection 05. Sweet Baby Mine 06. Stupid 07. If There Wasn’t Something There 08. Love Is Gonna Lift You Up 09. Nothin’ Can Save Ya 10. Jubilee
Merry Christmas to all and to all a free album courtesy of Damon Albarn! As the final day of the Gorillaz's advent calendar, the entirely iPad-created album The Fall is available for stream or download (download is only available to fan club members) on gorillaz.com.
According to the website, the album was "written and performed by Gorillaz using the iPad and additional instruments: Korg Vocoder, Ukelele, Microkorg, Omnichord, Moog Voyager, Melodica, Guitar, Piano, Korg Monotron. Except track 13 written and performed by Gorillaz and Bobby Womack. Recorded between Montreal and Vancouver over 32 days on the Gorillaz North American Tour 2010." You can check out all the albums tracklisting below!
The Fall Tracklist: 01. Phoner To Arizona 02. Revolving Doors 03. HillBilly Man 04. Detroit 05. Shy-town 06. Little Pink Plastic Bags 07. The Joplin Spider 08. The Parish of Space Dust 09. The Snake In Dallas 10. Amarillo 11. The Speak It Mountains 12. Aspen Forest 13. Bobby In Phoenix 14. California And The Slipping Of The Sun 15. Seattle Yodel
The first night of Glastonbury's headliners were Damon Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz who were replacing U2 this year due to singer Bono suffering a back injury and having to go through surgery last month, which cause their cancellation.
The All-Star cast featured The Clash's guitarist and bassist Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, with guest appearances from De La Soul, Bobby Womack, The Fall’s Mark E Smith, Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Bashy and Kano, Lou Reed, Shaun Ryder, Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano and Big Snoop Dogg who fans believed to be a no show since he did not physically guest on the song "Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach."
However, Snoop is not known for one to disappoint and appeared during the last song of the night, performing the rap on "Clint Eastwood" with the lyrics his hit ’Drop It Like It’s Hot’ over the song. Best moment of the show was the performance of "Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head" which paid tribute to the late great Dennis Hopper. Check out the full performance of the show above.
UPDATE: Full stream is up! Shouts to pixdadablu! Check the Setlist after the jump.
1. Orchestra Intro 2. Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (Feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 3. Last Living Souls 4. O Green World 5. Kids With Guns 6. Stylo (Feat. Bootie Brown of Pharcyde and Bobby Womack) 7. On Melancholy Hill 8. Rhinestone Eyes 9. Broken (Feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 10. Empire Ants (Feat. Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon) 11. Dirty Harry (Feat. Bootie Brown of Pharcyde) 12. White Flag (Feat. Kano and Bashy) 13. Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. De La Soul) 14. Dare (Feat. Shaun Ryder) 15. Glitter Freeze (Feat. Mark E. Smith) 16. Some Kind Of Nature (Feat. Lou Reed) 17. El Mañana 18. Cloud Of Unknowing (Feat. Bobby Womack) 19. Pirate Jet 20. To Binge (Feat. Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon) 21. Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head 22 Feel Good Inc (Feat. De La Soul) 23. Clint Eastwood (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
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1. Orchestral Intro (feat. Sinfonia Viva) 2. Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (Feat. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 3. Stylo (Feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def) 4. Rhinestone Eyes 5. Broken (Feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 6. Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon) 7. The National Orchestra for Arabic Music Intro 8. White Flag (Feat. Kano, Bashy, and The National Orchestra for Arabic Music) 9. Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul) 10. Sweepstakes (Feat. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 11. To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon) 12. Cloud of Unknowning (Feat. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia Viva)
Gorillaz Unofficial updates us with more videos from Gorillaz' latest performance on Later... LIVE with Jools Holland. Check out the video of "Superfast Jellyfish" with De La Soul and Gruff Rhys above and the interview with Damon and Jamie before the jump. Then catch some more performances of the songs, "To Binge" with Little Dragon and "Melancholy Hill", off their latest album Plastic Beach. If you havent caught the first two videos of the performance for "Stylo" and "White Flag" you can check them out here. This is a nice gift for those that missed Coachella. Enjoy!