More and more bands are recruiting members who don't perform or play instruments

Some bands suffice on music alone, but others realize that success is dependent on much more than a few guitars, a drum kit, and some singers. Remember I’m From Barcelona? They were a solid Swedish indie outfit that wouldn’t have made much of an impact if not for the fact that they always had somewhere between 16 and…

Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, and more albums to know about this week

Florence + The Machine open up old wounds (and stick to old sounds) on High As Hope, while both Gorillaz’s The Now Now and what should be Teyana Taylor’s breakout moment, K.T.S.E., feel unfocused and undercooked. These, plus Panic At The Disco, Jim James, and Dirty Beaches’ Alex Zhang Hungtai in this week’s notable…

A live performance of the whole new Gorillaz album is streaming on YouTube for 24 hours

We’re still a little stunned that there’s a new Gorillaz album coming out just over a year since the last one (2017's Humanz), but The Now Now will still be in stores later this week in June 29. Thankfully, if that’s still too long for you to wait to hear what Russel, Noodle, 2-D, and new member Ace (from The…

Gorillaz announce new album, even though it hasn't been 5 years since the last one

Gorillaz, the cartoon band that is somehow related to Blur’s Damon Albarn and Tank Girl’s Jamie Hewlett, spent the last several years offering only new developments to their complicated mythology and vague hints about when they would put out music before finally dropping Humanz last year, but the next Gorillaz album…

Stephen Colbert raps a pretty good version of Gorillaz’s “Feel Good Inc.”

The Gorillaz are in the middle of the big media push for their new album, Humanz, right now, with Damon Albarn and his flesh-and-blood and cartoon crew stopping by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last week to play a few new (and old) favorites. During the broadcast version, the semi-virtual band stuck to new…

Fan goes onstage with Gorillaz, says “I’m tripping balls right now”

A lot of people are pretty psyched about the Gorillaz tour that’s currently going on, and rightly so—they’re set to release Humanz, their first new album in six years on April 28, and they’re currently on their first North American tour in seven years. It’s a pretty big deal, is our point. So much so that Damon Albarn…

UPDATED: Gorillaz are holding their first on-camera interview right now

On the heels of the news of their first U.S. tour in seven years, Gorillaz are holding their first “live” interview at this very moment, courtesy of Telekom Electronic Beats. BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam is sitting down with 2D and Murdoc right now, and taking fan questions that are posted to the YouTube stream’s comments…

Here are the new albums to expect this April

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…