Entries in Gorillaz (84)

Thursday
Mar292012

[Download] Pillowfight (Dan The Automator x Emily Wells) - "In The Afternoon"

Deltron Event II isn't the only big project from super producer Dan The Automator this year. Automator has hooked up with singer/songwriter Emily Wells for a new collaborative project called Pillowfight which also features long time Automator collaborator Kid Koala on turntables. According to Wells' website, the group came together when Kid Koala and Wells met at the Calgary Folk Fest. Koala, a friend of Dan's knew he'd been working on a "passion project" and was hoping to find a female lyricist/vocalist.  Emily went to San Francisco to write and record for three days and the rest is history. 

The two spent the next several months writing and recording and have finished their first full length album, which is set to release some time this year. Those that are familiar with Automator's projects such as the first Gorillaz album, Lovage and Handsome Boy Modeling School will feel right at home with Pillowfight. The group recently previewed the upcoming debut album at this year's SXSW festival, which you can probably find decent quality videos on YouTube.

For those of you, who do not wish to go digging through YouTube just to hear the act, fear not! You can hear the group's first single "In The Afternoon" below which is available to download on the Ioda's SXSW 2012 Sampler (FREE on Amazon/$1.99 on iTunes). Can't wait to hear more from this upcoming project, as well as Deltron Event II. Automator can we haz your project with Mike Patton, Crudo, too?

Wednesday
Feb292012

[Watch] Gorillaz x Andre 3000 x James Murphy - "DoYaThing" (Official Video)

After unleashing the ridiculously fresh sounding "DoYaThing" last week we now get the official visuals for the collaboration track between Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy. The video sees some very nice looking CGI like Gorillaz members going about their business in their house. Murdoch looks particularly rough as he uses a chair lift to go down the stairs! Andre also appears to be having his sweat collected by staff and  some other weird and wonderful little details. To be honest it's every bit as awesome as you'd expect for the track so stop reading and start watching. Peep it at the top via Converse.

Wednesday
Feb222012

[Listen] Gorillaz feat. André 3000 and James Murphy – “DoYaThing”

"DoYaThing," the collaborative track for Converse featuring the talents of Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast's André 3000, premiered this afternoon on BBC Radio 1, and below, courtesy of Listen Before You Buy, you can stream the song in its entirety.

Starting tomorrow, the song, which is the latest installment in Converse's "Three Artists. One Song." project, will be available to download via the official Converse website, and a forthcoming music video for the song is in the works, with Gorillaz's Jamie Hewlett at the helm.

Thursday
Feb092012

[News] Gorillaz Team Up With Andre 3000 and James Murphy For New Track

At the start of the month Murdoch of Gorillaz released a statement talking of a new track for Converse's 'Three Artists, One Song' series and that the group would release something that'd "knock everything else Gorillaz have done out of the park." It also mentioned that the track would have two mystery guests but until now it's been all speculation. The band has just announced that the track will feature Andre 3000 and James Murphy! It was revealed this morning, through a tweet from Murdoc Niccals' Twitter page that read: "Oh is that?….YES! It is..It’s… Andre ‘Outkast’ 3000 and James Murphy. Mr. LCD Soundsystem. Alongside Gorillaz! Wow! What a line-up!" It's looking like the track will be available on the 23rd of Feb over on www.Converse.com. Excited?

UPDATE: We've thrown in Murdoc's annoncement earlier. Enjoy!

Wednesday
Feb012012

[News] Gorillaz Announce Plans for a Collaborative Song for Converse

At the end of the month, Gorillaz will be releasing a brand new track for Converse, and, while we don't have any audio of the track, the band's virtual bassist and drummer Murdoc recorded a six minute statement about the song. The statement sees Murdoc discussing how amazing the track will be, and how it "is going to knock everything else Gorillaz have done out of the park.”

Along with the announcement of the track is the included artwork, which shows that there will be two mystery guests on the track. With very little hints as to who the guest artists will be, we can only speculate. What do y'all think?

Thursday
Nov172011

[News] Gorillaz Team Up With Converse, Recording New Track For 2012 Release

I remember being a young lad and getting hold of the first Gorrilaz album and wanting to watch the music video on the crappy old desktop computer my family had at the time. Time flies huh, that was nearly 10 years ago and I still remember it so, so vividly. That PC might have been thrown in the trash but the love for Gorillaz is as strong as ever, even if it's hard to keep up with all of Damon Albarn's projects for many Gorillaz will remain number 1! So, with that in mind Gorillaz have teamed up with Converse to firstly design some shoes and first up is the legendary Chuck Taylors designed by Gorillaz’ creator Jamie Hewlett (peep them at the top). The camo effect was inspired by the bands debut. 

Not just that though as you may remember earlier in the year we witnesses a gruesome video that featured one hell of a zombie party involving Andrew WK, Soulja Boy and Matt& Kim for a track titled "I'm a Goner". That weird combination of artists came together via Converse and their project, 'Three Artists: One Song.' It aims to bring three diverse artists together to release a track together. Gorillaz will be taking part in the project and as we know, they're no strangers to collaborations. Who haven't they worked with. No word on who else will feature on the track as of yet but rest assured as soon as more details come we got your backs.

Wednesday
Nov092011

[Listen] Young the Giant - "Empire Ants" (Unplugged Gorillaz Cover)

Young the Giant put in one hell of a decent cover of the Gorillaz track "Empire Ants" recently during an MTV Unplugged session. The California band start off with a pretty sedated cover of the track before introducing multiple percussionists (always cool in my eyes), along with a string section to turn what was an already great track into a bit of a different animal. Check it out below via Pigeons & Planes.

Empire Ants (Gorillaz Cover Live from MTV Unplugged) by youngthegiant

Wednesday
Oct052011

[News] Gorillaz Ready Singles Collection 

On November 29th, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their collaborative project Gorillaz with a singles collection that spans the entirety of their catalog. The Singles Collection: 2011-2011 will include 15-tracks spanning all three of their studio albums, as well as two remixes by Ed Case & Sweetie Irie and Soulchild.

The Singles Collection: 2011-2011 is due out on November 29th via EMI's Virgin Records, and the collection will be available in digitally, in standard CD form, two-disc CD/DVD combo, and as a double vinyl LP. You can preorder the collection in whichever form you prefer at EMI.com. As well, you can check out the track listing for The Singles Collection: 2011-2011 after the jump.

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