If you've been watching the final season of Lost you've probably guessed by now that the show is about stealing mp3s and Locke, or Black Smoke or whatever, is the Web Sheriff and he's coming to vanquish music bloggers (the Others) and music fans (flight 814). Okay, so it's not really about that but good lord is it difficult to stay interested in that show. Meanwhile, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's new Gorillaz album, titled Plastic Beach is coming out on March 9th in the US and, from what little we've heard and scene, is going to be our new obsession. Albarn produced the album himself, rather than enlisting help from the likes of Dangermouse or Dan the Automator, and it's definitely a good look—weirder and more stark, for sure. This little video is just a sneak peek at the abduction of 2D by some slender-fingered a-hole that puts him on said Plastic Beach, and we're sure it will be part of some insane saga imagined by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett. Take a look and pre-order Plastic Beach here (no track previews yet unfortunately).
February 17, 2010