Yesterday the new track by the Gorillaz was released. This track is a funky rendition that utilizes its guest collaborators, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000, very well. It has the catchy sound of a classic LCD Soundsystem track with an added flow from Andre 3ooo to finish it off. The new track is available for download on converse.com(great marketing I may add) so if you like what you hear go on over and scoop this one up for free. While you are there check out the Limited Edition Chuck Taylor Gorillaz Collection or play around and design your own pair of Classic Chuck Taylors.
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Earlier today Murdoc the front animation-man announced who the guest collaborators were for the new Gorillaz track via Soundcloud. The two lucky artists are Andre 3000(Outkast) and James Murphy(LCD Soundsystem). The group of men will be releasing ”DoYaThing” in two weeks on February 23, 2012 and will be available for a free download on that day via Converse.com. Anytime you get 3 musical geniuses together you know something brilliant is going to happen and anytime James Murphy is working on something new I want to know. Having the brainchild of LCD Soundsystem team up with Gorillaz is one dream that is going to become a reality in two weeks. After saying that the only question is; can I just go to bed now and wake up then?
So I don’t really know how I let this performance get under my nose since I am now in NY. Shout out to AlwaysHustle for this clip of Del tha Funkee Homosapien performing the Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Jelly NYC Pool Party.
For the next four weeks all you rabid Gorillaz fans (me included) can stream their new documentary Bananaz via the site Babelgum. It’ll be nice to see the band in actual live setting and not with their cartoon personas plastered all over the screen, so I’ve got high hopes. The theatrical release is set for sometime in June and the DVD copies if you so choose to order one will be shipped out soon after this four week streaming period ends. So check it out if you’ve got a spare hour and a half, I’m sure it will worth your while.
or… watch the trailer first:
After over two years of rumors, filming, and set-backs, the documentary about Pop sensation and musically transcending Gorillaz is about to be released. Entitled Bananaz, the film is live action as opposed to the cartoon rendered imaginary band members that have dominated the band to this point. Watching the trailer and reading some other things about it, the two people who dominate the film are Damon Alborn and Jamie Hewlett. Which is awesome to hear, Alborn is the musical genius behind all of this (and Blur of course too) and Hewlett is the puppet master behind all of the cartoon ideas.
Bananaz is directed by Ceri Levy, the same person who directed the Blur documentary a few years back. The debut for the film will come April 20th on the flash video website Babelgum. It will then play there for four weeks and DVD copies of the film will be able to be bought soon after the release as well (the pre-order link is “coming soon” to the doc’s website). Theatrical release of the film is set for June of this summer 2009.
Not sure if you are excited for this film or not, but I’ve always been a huge Gorillaz fan, and I think what they have done for cross-genre bands and the Pop music industry as a whole is huge. Almost every project that Hewlett and Alborn have been a part of has been extremely successful, i.e. the Journey to the West album, their website design, Live DVD, and spin off cartoons.
I would definitely recommend checking out this video when it premieres April 20th, and if it comes to a theater near you go and support the band too. For some more information on the Doc and band: Bananaz Gorillaz Befriend Murdoc on Facebook Babelgum
Check out the trailer!!