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Gorillaz Advent Calender

Gorillaz have come over all Christmassy, with an advent calender on their web site! A nice idea, and by the sounds of things, there’s a new album for free on Christmas day. I checked out the stuff on it so far, and its mostly photos, desktops pictures by Hewlett and some videos. Nothing of huge interest, but it gets better…

Hewlett says, “At the moment, we’ve got an Advent calendar on our website, and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift. On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day, fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift.”

Albarn continues, “I wanted to make sure that it came out at the end of the tour because I don’t want anyone to think I’d tampered with it. I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn’t write it before; I didn’t prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America. If I left it until the New Year to release it, then the cynics out there would say, ‘Oh well, it’s been tampered with.’ But if I put it out now, they’d know that I haven’t done anything because I’ve been on tour ever since.”

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