Music Gear News
Gorillaz to give album away free
Gorillaz new album will be the final free gift in their advent calendar.
The cartoon band have been recording material backstage on their preset world tour, and the group's main musician, Damon Albarn, has previously said he was keen to release the end results before the year was over.
Now the group have revealed the album - which Damon has largely made using his iPad computer - will be given away free behind the final door on their Christmas countdown calendar.
Damon revealed: "On Christmas Eve (24.12.10), a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day (25.12.10), fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift."
The album coincides with the group completing their largest world tour to date and Damon said he wanted the album's release to be as soon as possible after their last 'Escape From Plastic Beach' live shows.
He added to website Perth Now: "I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before; I didn't prepare it.
"If I left it until the New Year to release it, then the cynics out there would say, 'Oh well, it's been tampered with.' But if I put it out now, they'd know that I haven't done anything, because I've been on tour ever since."
Explaining his intended sound for the album, Damon has previously said: "It sounds like an English voice that has been put through the vocoder of America. It's a studio album made in hotel rooms around America."
Gorillaz' advent calendar is available from http://gorillaz.com/xmasPosted on 10 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The third piece of software from Toontrack's run of Superior Drummer products, Superior Drummer 3 offers a whole range of brand new and enhanced features.
Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.