Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Music Notes: Bananaz, Monkeys and More

- Gorillaz news: Watch a sneak peek from Bananaz: Taking Down the Virtual Walls of Gorillaz here. Bananaz follows Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's cartoon band from 2000 to 2006. The documentary will premiere online over at Babelgum on April 20, and a DVD release is set for June. [NME]

- The UK's Arctic Monkeys will be releasing the live DVD, Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo, stateside on May 5. The DVD footage is from a December 17, 2007 gig the band played at the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England. The US version of the DVD will include a bonus CD of live recordings from Austin, Texas. [NME]

- The world premiere of a new Tori Amos video, "Welcome to England," will take place this Friday, April 3, on Yahoo Music. Amos has also recently made announcements about a one-night only exclusive solo performance in London on April 27. Her next album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, is set for a May 19 release. []

- The childhood home of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, has been destroyed by demolition crews despite previous efforts to ensure its preservation. While many are in mourning, others are opting to look on the bright side. As developer Peter Sikov pointed out, "Can you imagine a guitar made out of wood from Jimi's house?" [Guardian]

- British Sea Power will be releasing a new album in the form of a score for the 1934 film, Man of Aran. You can catch a preview below. [NME]


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