…Gorillaz‘s Plastic Beach.
If you get the chance, go to their website. There is some really fun, interactive stuff on it–including a video game.
I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for the next album since Demon Days. I have the movie Bananaz and a DVD of them/him (I don’t know whether to refer to the band as plural or singular!) performing live. I guess you can tell, I am a fan. This new album hits in the same vein as Demon Days.
As the press release says:
Five years on from the release of Demon Days, Murdoc, Niccals, and co. return with Plastic Beach. The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. This Plastic Beach is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet.
There is so much fun to be had with the world’s biggest animated band. I mean, Murdoc eve tweets! When “Stylo” leakes it was Murdoc who tweeted, “A leak! A leak! Plastic Beach has sprung a leak! One of those Russian pirates has put a bullet hole in my island! My single’s leaked! STYLO!”
Anyway, Plastic Beach is rad. I haven’t listened to enough of it to give you my full opinion but know that if you like the band, you’ll like this album. Expect a review soon! Just in case you are wondering, here are the tracks…