TGIF is the new carpe diem. Time for us to take a tour of the menagerie of music with Unplugging. We are so chill, y’all.
There’s a first time for everything, and in this case, it’s the Gorillaz first ever world tour, making stops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The group will be touring in support of their new album, Plastic Beach, which is apparently a video game now called “Escape to Plastic Beach.” Aptly named the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour 2010, it will include the well-known multimedia experience that is ever-present at Gorillaz’s live shows.
Kanye West has also been in the news lately as he debuts new songs and joins the Twitterverse. West sang some of his new material at the Facebook headquarters on Wednesday, however the new album title is still up in the air. I’m glad he’s on Twitter though – now I can read tweets like “classical music is tight yo” to get me through a bad day.
New music this week includes Daft Punk, The Glitch Mob, Zach Hill, Marnie Stern, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Marie Minz. Daft Punk will be taking on the soundtrack for the new “Tron: Legacy” movie. The Glitch Mob are promoting the release of the Drink the Sea remix album with a free download of “Fistful of Silence (ESKMO Remix),” the first track from the album. Zach Hill has announced a solo album with plenty of high-profile guest musicians. Marnie Stern is releasing a self-titled album out October 5th, and finally, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Marie Mize have released a short album, Among the Gold, for free. The album is full of beautiful duets of 19th Century American parlor music selected by the duo, which is perfect for summer days in the sunshine.
Gorillaz Announce First World Tour: Gorillaz have announced their first ever world tour in support of their new album, Plastic Beach. The group will make stops across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, also featuring the well-known multimedia experience, of course. Gorillaz has also announced the release of “Escape to Plastic Beach” video game. Follow the link for the tour poster, dates, and promo videos.
Kanye West Debuts New Songs, Joins Twitter, Refutes Album Title: Kanye West has been busy debuting songs, tweeting, and refuting album titles. Follow the link for videos of West debuting a couple new songs at the Facebook headquarters.
New Daft Punk From Tron: Daft Punk will be taking on the soundtrack for “Tron: Legacy.” Several snippets have been featured in the film’s trailer, but they are also streaming online. Follow the link for the website.
Glitch Mob Offers Up Free Downloads and a Spot on Their Upcoming Remix Album: To promote the release of the Drink the Sea remix album, The Glitch Mob has released the first remix “Fistful of Silence (ESKMO Remix)” for free. Follow the link for free download.
Zach Hill’s Upcoming Solo Album to Include Many High-Profile Guests:Zach Hill has announced the release of a solo album titled Face Tat, tentatively scheduled to be released October 19. Guest musicians include Devandra Banhart, No Age, Prefuse 73, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, Carson McWhirter, and more. Follow the link for an mp3 download.
Marnie Stern To Release New LP: Marnie Stern has announced the release of her new LP, Marnie Stern, out October 5. For this album, Stern has enlisted the talents of Matthew Flegel (Women) and Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Funeral Party). Follow the link to download the new single, “For Ash.”
Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Marie Mize, Free Album “Among the Gold”: Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Marie Mize have released a short album, Among the Gold, for free. (Follow the link to download the album!) The album is full of beautiful duets of 19th Century American parlor music selected by the duo.