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April 26, 2005

Días del Demonio

Gorillaz' sophomore album, Demon Days, is slated for a May 24th release. There has been some shuffling within the apez and DJ Danger Mouse, of The Grey Album fame, has replaced Dan "The Automator" Nakamura as Damon Albarn's partner. Guests include De La Soul, The London Community Gospel Choir, Ike Turner, MF DOOM -oh, and Dennis Hopper. Yes, that Dennis Hopper.

Six degrees of DOOM indeed. MF recently collaborated with De La on Rock Co.Kane Flow and is working with Danger Mouse on an LP, tentatively titled DangerDOOM, so it would seem fitting that he appear on Demon Days. Though I think DOOM could have come more approachable for the typical Gorillaz fan, I like the fact that he didn't compromise himself for an album that has the potential to eclipse the 1.5M+ US/6M worldwide sales of Gorillaz' self-titled debut. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien received much exposure from Clint Eastwood, and hopefully, the dopeness that is MF DOOM will be spread by way of November Has Come.

The first single from DD is Feel Good Inc. featuring De La Soul, and mostly Dave aka Trugoy at that. The song is no doubt infectious, but I'm not so sure about the "Don't stop, Get it, Get it" call outs. Somehow I don't see Radiohead and Uncle Luke working on a track together. To view the Feel Good Inc. video, visit the Official Gorillaz Fan Site or IFILM.com. The animation by Jamie Hewlett is top notch, and De La in the background "monitors" is on the demonic tip. If you can't figure out how to save the QT video from IFILM, shoot me an email.

As usual, I'm sick of the swill that is radio, so here's looking forward to an apey summer!!!

Posted by hungwin at April 26, 2005 02:38 PM