Twelve years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett decided to create a cartoon band. The concept was to separate celebrity from pop music. This was the perfect vehicle for someone like Albarn, who is probably best known as the front man for B ... More >>
There really is a plastic beach.
Not with Lou Reed and a bunch of cartoons making hip-hop music -- that's just a fictional backdrop for the third Gorillaz record -- but in the Pacific Ocean, where a soupy mixture of oceanic garbage has massed together to form something scientists have named the ... More >>
The latest Gorillaz album isn't released until next Tuesday, but you can stream it in its entirety at NPRIf you've been dying to listen to Plastic Beach, the latest offering from Gorillaz, since hearing the single "Stylo," then please wait no longer. NPR's Exclusive First Listen has made the enti ... More >>