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New Blur album "The Magic Whip" coming in 2015

Old 02-19-15, 08:12 AM
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New Blur album "The Magic Whip" coming in 2015


Blur have announced Magic Whip, their first album since 2003's Think Tank. That's the album art up there. They've also announced they're going to perform at Hyde Park in London on June 20.

The announcement was made via a live streamed press conference from a Chinese restaurant in London hosted by Zane Lowe. Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.

In an interview with NME last year, Damon Albarn mentioned that Blur had recorded 15 new songs in Hong Kong. He quickly quashed fans' hopes, however, saying that the album hadn't been completed, blaming it hot weather: "There was too much commuting between where we were staying and where we were recording and it was a bit too hot. I think that's why we didn't get it finished."
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Was just about to post this. Very cool - new Blur and Gorillaz coming. Apparently it's out April 27th.

Blur will return on April 27th with The Magic Whip, the band’s first new album in 12 years. The Magic Whip marks the band’s eighth album to date and first since 2002’s Think Tank.

Additionally, Blur will reunite for a performance at London’s Hyde Park on June 20th as part of the British Summer Time festival.

As recently as July 2014, Albarn downplayed the prospects of a new Blur album, explaining that a recording session in Hong Kong ended prematurely due to the studio being too hot. “Sometimes, if you can’t do it all at once, it dissipates really and I don’t know what I’d sing about now with that record,” Albarn explained at the time. “There’s some great tunes on there, but it may just be one of those records that never comes out.”

The news is especially surviving given Damon Albarn’s recent proclamation that he was “in the process of reactivating” Gorillaz for a new studio album in 2016.

Blur Magic Whip

Magic Whip Tracklist:
01. Lonesome Street
02. New World Towers
03. Go Out
04. Ice Cream Man
05. Thought I Was A Spaceman
06. I Broadcast
07. My Terracotta Heart
08. There Are Too Many Of Us
09. Ghost Ship
10. Pyongyang
11. Ong Ong
12. Mirrorball
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Re: New Blur album "The Magic Whip" coming in 2015

Very cool!
Old 02-19-15, 07:27 PM
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Re: New Blur album "The Magic Whip" coming in 2015

It's hard to believe it's been so long since the last album, I went to a show on that tour without Graham.
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I really hope they tour in the US again. I'd love to see them.
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If Blur tours the States with this release - there is a god.

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