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BECK Receives Khruangbin Remix of “No Distraction” for his Birthday

BECK Receives Khruangbin Remix of “No Distraction” for his Birthday

To commemorate Beck’s July 8 birthday, Khruangbin is gifting the seven-time GRAMMY-winner with a singular interpretation of a beloved song from his lauded catalogue:

“No Distraction (Khruangbin Remix)” features the Houston TX trio reconstructing this deep cut from Beck’s Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical GRAMMY-winning 2017 album Colors. The track is available now across digital platforms.

Beck’s current album Hyperspace was released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, and has been uniformly hailed as yet another in a series of nearly 30 years of creative peaks. The ASSOCIATED PRESS raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA TODAY added “14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace,” while David Fricke of ROLLING STONE’s 4-star lead review likened Beck’s voice on the album’s lead single “Uneventful Days” to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit.”

IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

IDIOT PRAYER

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

Global Streaming Event
Thursday 23 July

Nick Cave performs solo at the piano in Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, a film shot at the iconic London venue this June. Join the online streaming event on 23 July 2020.

In this unique performance, audiences around the world will have the chance to watch Cave play songs from his extensive back catalogue, including rare tracks that most fans will be hearing for the first time. The songs are taken from across the breadth of Cave’s career, including early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.

The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta).

Tickets to view the film stream online are now available at three times globally:

Australia & Asia: 8pm AEST
UK & Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST
North & South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event.

Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.

For tickets and information on your local time click HERE.

On Nick Cave live:

‘His singing is also extraordinary in this intimate setting…takes your breath away.’– The Guardian

‘One of the greatest living performers’– Brooklyn Vegan

‘The greatest living songwriter’– NME

‘Part rock god, part therapist, part poet, part spokesperson for rock… a brilliant showman, one of the best in music right now…’– Forbes

‘Cave, one of the all-time-great performers, can bring any setting into his hypnotic orbit’– Consequence of Sound

nickcave.com

RADIOHEAD: AT HOME #WITHME SERIES Les Eurockeenes de Belfort Festival 1997

RADIOHEAD

Les Eurockéennes de Belfort Festival, 4th July 1997

AT HOME #WITHME SERIES OF STREAMING LIVE SHOWS CONCLUDES (FOR NOW)

ALL SHOWS (AND MORE) ARCHIVED HERE

As they say, all good things… And the At Home #WithMe weekly series of live shows streamed from the Radiohead vaults is no exception. This Thursday, July 2, Radiohead will premiere the final (for now) installment of these concerts liberated from the Radiohead Public Library archives: A festival set from Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, filmed July 4, 1997 while the band was barely two months into the “Against Demons” Tour supporting their brand spanking new third album OK Computer.

The Les Eurockéennes 1997 performance will live alongside the full playlist of At Home #WithMe shows at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLukmsaXDPJieeGOZ5Wp7yrHyHoiBkp6TR

Subscribe to be alerted to regular updates to the channel, and/or check out the existing playlist:

Live in St. Gallen (July 2016)
Live in Saitama (October 2008)
Live in São Paulo (April 2018)
In Rainbows From the Basement (April 2008)
Live at the Astoria (May 1994)
The King Of Limbs From the Basement (December 2011)
Live at Summer Sonic (August 2016)
Live at Bonnaroo (June 2006)
Live from Coachella (April 2012)
Live in Buenos Aires (March 2009)
Live in Berlin (September 2016)
Live From A Tent In Dublin (October 2000)


For further information:
Youtube
Twitter
Instagram
Radiohead.com

WOODKID: NEW SINGLE “PALE YELLOW” AVAILABLE NOW

NEW SINGLE

“PALE YELLOW”

AVAILABLE NOW

Named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Songs of April, Woodkid’s “Goliath” single raised real questions about individual and collective responsibility in the world we create every day. Woodkid returns with his newest offering: “Pale Yellow,” this time questioning the notion of intimacy and the inner struggle of escaping addiction, drawing on the strength of body and mind to react and overcome a difficult situation.

“I will rise again slow
I will fix the pain on my own”

Woodkid a/k/a Yoann Lemoine adds, “If Goliath, the first single from my new album, summons the massive, the titanesque, Pale Yellow is more about the machine inside, the inner monster. This is a song about the shape of chemical addiction and the power of resilience against self-destruction.”

“Pale Yellow” is the second song to be released from Woodkid’s forthcoming sophomore album. The new album will end a 7 year stretch since his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to name a few). “Goliath,” the first single from the new album was released April 24 to worldwide acclaim, and was visually realized by Woodkid in collaboration with Adaptive Minerals in a video that has been viewed more than 2 million times.

“Pale Yellow” Music Video HERE
Stream “Pale Yellow” HERE
For more info please visit www.woodkid.com

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Flaming Pie Archive Collection

PAUL McCARTNEY

FLAMING PIEARCHIVE COLLECTION
LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED JULY 31 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW

All Pre-Orders Include YOUNG BOY EP

Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy,” a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day.

Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17. 

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener “The Song We Were Singing” to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.’”) to the pensive “Calico Skies,” and featuring singles “Young Boy,” “The World Tonight” and “Beautiful Night,” Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ‘90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ‘80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms. The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

FLAMING PIE – PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

DELUXE EDITION

  • Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
  • CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
  • 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, written by Chris Heath. 
  • Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Home Recordings

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]

CD3 – In The Studio

  1. Great Day [Acoustic]
  2. Calico Skies [Acoustic] 
  3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  4. If You Wanna [Demo]
  5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
  7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
  8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
  9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]

CD4 – Flaming Pies

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
  2. Looking For You
  3. Broomstick
  4. Love Come Tumbling Down
  5. Same Love
  6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
  7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
  8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
  9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
  10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
  11. Oobu Joobu Part 6

CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 – Bonus Film

  1. Beautiful Night
  2. Making Of Beautiful Night
  3. Little Willow
  4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor] 
  6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
  9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
  10. In The World Tonight EPK 
  11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
  12. TFI Friday Performances

Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

  • All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
  • Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
  • 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings; exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12” single with vinyl etching and poster
  • Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art prints
  • Watch the unboxing video here

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

  1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  6. Great Day [Home Recording]

LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 1

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 2

  • Vinyl etching

3LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

  1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  6. Great Day [Home Recording]

2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Bonus Audio

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
  12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  13. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  14. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
  15. Great Day [Acoustic]
  16. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  17. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  18. Looking For You
  19. Broomstick
  20. Love Come Tumbling Down
  21. Same Love

GORILLAZ: Song Machine Season 1 Episode 4 ‘Friday 13th’ ft Octavian

Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 4
‘Friday 13th’

ft Octavian
WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE

Friday 13th is the fourth episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. A hypnotic meditation featuring French-British rapper and singer Octavian (winner of the coveted BBC Sound of 2019) with video appearances by Octavian2DNoodleMurdoc and Russel all self-filmed at home during lockdown. Watch Friday 13th ft Octavian NOW!  

“Every day starts in the dark, and ends in the dark, but in the middle there is light.” – Russel Hobbs

The virtual band have reacted to current real life events with a statement on their socials about playing a part in the fight for justice and equality and information on how we can all listen, learn and take action. #bethechange 

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin

2D recently took time out from contemplation to beam a socially distanced performance of Song Machine Episode 3 Aries into Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch here

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here

Follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.  

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned. 

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About Octavian:
With two acclaimed mixtapes to his name (2018’s SPACEMAN and 2019’s Endorphins) and a debut album coming this year, 24 year old London rapper Octavian is one of the most exciting new voices in UK music. Having collaborated with the likes of Skepta, A$AP Ferg, Mura Masa and Diplo, the BET Award-nominated Essie Gang founder has toured with acts as diverse as Christine and the Queens and Travis Scott as well as walking the catwalk for Virgil Abloh’s revitalised Louis Vuitton. Described by i-D Magazine as “the most original and exciting musician to emerge from London’s genre-defying rap scene”, Octavian also won the BBC’s coveted Sound Of award in 2019.

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: North American Tour 2020 Canceled

NICK CAVE
AND THE BAD SEEDS

North American Tour 2020 Canceled

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have canceled their North American 2020 tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band are planning to return to the US and Canada in 2021, details to be announced this Fall.

Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded in full from the ticketing company in approximately 30 days. 

For purchases made in person at a box office, please contact the venue directly.

2020 North American Tour Dates:
Wednesday, September 16 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, September 18 – Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, September 19 – UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL *
Monday, September 21 – Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI *
Wednesday, September 23 – Skyline Stage at the Mann, Philadelphia, PA *
Friday, September 25 – Agganis Arena, Boston, MA *
Saturday, September 26 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, September 28 – Place Bell, Laval, QC
Tuesday, September 29 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Thursday, October 1 – The Anthem, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, October 3 – The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Sunday, October 4 – Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN
Tuesday, October 6 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Thursday, October 8 – The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
Saturday, October 10 – STAPLES Center , Los Angeles, CA *
Monday, October 12 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
Wednesday, October 14 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA *
Thursday, October 15 – Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 17 – Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC

DESERT SESSIONS AND NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY PRESENT NYFA ALUMNI-DIRECTED VIDEOS

DESERT SESSIONS
 IN COLLABORATION WITH NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
 PRESENT
 NYFA ALUMNI-DIRECTED VIDEOS:
 “IF YOU RUN” BY GABRIELE FABBRO
 “MOVE TOGETHER” BY JONATHAN SAMUKANGE

Credit: Andreas Neumann

DESERT SESSIONS VOLUMES 11 & 12 OUT NOW ON MATADOR RECORDS
LISTEN HERE

Joshua Homme’s Desert Sessions collective is proud to unveil the first fruits of its expansion into visual collaboration: Homme’s recent meetings with students at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus have resulted in unique works by two filmmakers, each of whom was given a production budget to translate the music and lyrics of the Desert Sessions into their own vision.

Italian filmmaker Gabriele Fabbro took on the acoustic ballad “If You Run,” creating a haunting exploration of violence told through the eyes of a curious young woman, specifically inspired by deadly attacks on European journalists. “I used to read a lot of news about murders, especially on European newspapers. I remember one in particular that happened in a cornfield. That article came to mind while hearing ‘If You Run.’” The filmmaker said in a statement, “With this music video I want to touch themes such as ‘femicide’, ‘chase for justice’, ‘innocent curiosity vs violence’. But on top, I want to play with an existential fear. The fear of being powerless. Every tool in the video, from the shakiness of the handheld shots to the distorted sound of the radio, serves to exaggerate this fear.”

Filmmaker Jonathan Samukange employed a wholly different direction, reimagining Vols. 11 &12’s groove-heavy opener “Move Together” as soundtrack to a psychedelic take on the story of Adam and Eve. In his statement on the video, Samukange says, “I wanted to create a seamless balance between computer graphics and reality. I want my audience to escape into a time capsule, following the tragic love story of Adam and Eve.” Filmed in the director’s home country of Zimbabwe, the video enlisted residents of an entire village and used the region’s stunning natural landscape to create the hallucinatory trip through time. “This idea is completely nuts, but it is also grounded in reality with themes of love, togetherness, collaboration, betrayal, and even brainwashing.”

The spectrum of possibilities realized across these two visual works—as well as Rio Hackford and Chapman Baehler’s previous takes on “If You Run” and “Easier Said Than Done”—speaks further to the inspired sprawl and emotional impact of the material making up Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12 (aka respectively Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads Nitwits & Critics & Heels). Released October 25, 2019 on Matador Records, Vols. 11 & 12 ended a 16-year hiatus with the most ambitious entries ever in the project’s expansive and elusive catalog. The eight tracks were recorded (mostly) in December 2018 at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, CA, with Queens of the Stone Age founder and Desert Sessions ringleader/producer Joshua Homme enlisting a cast of players including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Les Claypool (Primus), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Endless Boogie), Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Toast of London), Libby Grace and of course Töôrnst Hülpft.

GORILLAZ: Almanac, The First Annual By Gorillaz

GORILLAZ

ALMANAC

The first annual by Gorillaz

AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER 2020
PRE-ORDER HERE 

Stop the presses! Twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, published this October in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics.

Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full colour, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first ever strip to star 2DNoodleMurdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a compendium of delights which finally puts the most real band around on the printed page.

“Every fan of comics and animation has dreamed of seeing the Gorillaz make their comic book debut, with the Z2 team chief among them”, says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “The artwork, the music and the mythos all add up to what is destined to be one of our most buzzed about releases in history, and when fans see just what we have planned, I know everyone will agree it was well worth the wait.”

Gorillaz ALMANAC is available in October 2020.

Pre orderHERE

About Gorillaz:
Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

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GORILLAZ: ‘How Far?’ ft Tony Allen and Skepta Out Now

‘How Far?’
ft Tony Allen and Skepta

LISTEN HERE 
gorill.az/howfar

“There is no end.” – Tony Allen

How Far? ft Tony Allen and Skepta – a new song from Gorillaz – is the most recent collaboration by Damon Albarn and Tony Allen in a long-running musical relationship and close personal friendship of many years.  Listen here gorill.az/howfar

The track was written and recorded with Skepta in London just before lockdown and is being shared immediately as a tribute to the spirit of a great man, Tony Allen

“I want to take care of youngsters, they have messages and I want to bring them on my beat.” – Tony Allen

Download new press shot here, landscape and squarehttps://we.tl/t-wCkJIhpYK9