Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s animated band, Gorillaz, release their tour soundtrack, The Fall. Listen to it here!
Having delivered one of last summer’s hottest albums, Plastic Beach, The Gorillaz are giving away their new album for free! (Well, you have to join their fan club… which costs money ($45). But if you’re already a member, then it’s free!).
An acoustic diary full of interesting sketches (Yodeling! Radio Airwaves! The sound of rolling Tumbleweed!) and memorable lyrics about foggy London and the Beatles, our favourite cartoon band wrote and recorded this on an iPad whilst on tour in the autumn of 2010.
PHONER TO ARIZONA
Recorded in Montreal on October 3
Recorded in Boston on October 5
Recorded in New Jersey and Virginia on October 10 & 11
Additional Guitar: Mick Jones
Recorded in Detroit on October 13
Recorded in Chicago on October 15
LITTLE PINK PLASTIC BAGS
Recorded in Chicago on October 16
Additional Keyboards: Jesse Hackett
THE JOPLIN SPIDER
Recorded in Joplin on October 18
Additional conversations with: Darren ‘Smoggy’ Evans
THE PARISH OF SPACE DUST
Recorded in Houston on October 19
THE SNAKE IN DALLAS
Recorded in Dallas on October 20
Recorded in Amarillo on October 23
THE SPEAK IT MOUNTAINS
Recorded in Denver on October 24
Stream and forest recorded in Santa Fe on October 25 by Mike Smith
Recorded in Santa Fe on October 25 and in Vancouver on November 3
Additional Bass: Paul Simonon
Additional Qanun: James R Grippo
BOBBY IN PHOENIX
Recorded in Phoenix on October 26
Vocals and Guitar: Bobby Womack
CALIFORNIA AND THE SLIPPING OF THE SUN
Recorded in Oakland on October 30
Train station announcement recorded at LA Train Station. Additional conversation with: Darren ‘Smoggy’ Evans, Mick Jones, Jamie Hewlett and Tanyel Vahdettin.
Recorded in Seattle on November 2
Featuring the Archie McPhee Yodelling Pickle.