Check this out! Blur is back with their first album in 12 years, an album that features the original lineup -- yes, kids, Graham Coxon is back in the fold as the band's guitarist -- called The Magic Whip. The new set will be released April 28. The set was produced by frequent collaborator/producer Stephen Street.
The songs were principally recorded in Hong Kong, which might explain just a bit the album art.
Blur reunited for a massive show when London hosted the Summer Olympics and have played a few other dates but new music wasn't a certainty. Damon Albarn recorded and released a solo record last year, the excellent Everyday Robots, and is always involved in 27 side projects.
"Go Out" is being streamed now, giving fans a chance to get an idea of what Blur, 12 years later and with Graham back on guitar, sounds like.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
- Lonesome Street
- New World Towers
- Go Out
- Ice Cream Man
- Thought I Was A Spaceman
- I Broadcast
- My Terracotta Heart
- There Are Too Many Of Us
- Ghost Ship
- Ong Ong