by Bill Pearis Tuning up the ol' Blur piano for today's Twittercast (via @ blurofficial ) Blur are performing two new songs today live on a global broadcast via their Twitter page . At 6:15PM GMT (1:15PM EDT) they'll perform "Under the Westway" and at 7:15PM GMT (2:15PM EDT) they'll perform "The Puritan." How exactly one performs live on Twitter remains to be seen. The songs will be available to download on iTunes immediately after [...]
Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm . Yes, Twitter is a ridiculously-constrained communications medium — a holdover from the dumb-phone days when text could only be sent from phone to phone in 140-character chunks. And yet, we love it, perhaps due to these constraints. Everywhere else, we’re drowning in words, images, video, and so on, while Twitter remains the same dirt-simple protocol. As such, Twitter doesn’t make for a natural music platform the way, say, YouTube or Spotify does. But it does have two things going for it: [...]
Damon Albarn y compañía tiraron amagues entre el regreso o la disolución de Blur . La realidad está más cerca de lo primero: el 2 de julio estrenarán Under the Westway y The Puritan -dos nuevas canciones- en vivo vía Twitter . El estreno ocurrirá en una locación secreta de Londres a las 18.15 (14.15 en Argentina). Luego de la demostración online ambos temas serán lanzados en una versión física el [...]
Last week, Blur 's official website hinted at the release of a new song titled "The Puritan" on July 2nd at 7:15pm GMT, and now the mystery has been unveiled. On July 2nd, the UK outfit will debut both "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" during a worldwide webcast streaming exclusively on Twitter. Afterwards, the two songs will be available digitally and on August 6th a limited 7" single will be released via Parlophone. The entirety of the webcast will take place at an undisclosed location in London that evening, with proceedings kicking off [...]
Ever since they reunited for a series of performances in 2009, Blur have been teasing us with talk of a new album that would only happen if all the stars aligned and their fans mentioned it in their prayers every night (or something). But in the three years that followed, they only released one new song, the 2010 Record Store Day single "Fool's Day." All that will change next Monday, July 2nd, when the band will play "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" live from what NME refers to as a "secret UK [...]
So, this week’s edition of “DAMON ALBARN’s Schizophrenia About His Involvement With Bands” features BLUR. The Britpop heroes have not only reformed and are still performing at Hyde Park's... Support indie media! Read the rest at thephoenix.com . . .
Starting with a cryptic tweet on June 19, Blur have been hinting at the the possibility of new material emerging on July 2, and today the full story has come to light: Blur will debut two new songs, live on Twitter, at 6:15 p.m. BST (or 1:15 p.m. EST/10:15 a.m. PST) next Monday. Read More...
Lo spiega Alex James con il video che trovate dopo il salto: i Blur pubblicheranno due nuovi singoli il prossimo 2 luglio 2012. “The puritan” e “Under the Westway” debutteranno in streaming sul loro canale Twitter e verranno suonati sul tetto di una location segreta (vi ricorda qualcosa ?...). “I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people", ha scritto Damon Albarn e con l'hashtag che vedete nell'immagine a inizio post, potremo seguire le news e l'intervista che verrà [...]
Well, the mystery is solved. On July 2nd, Blur will debut two new songs, "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan", via a worldwide webcast that will be streamed live on Twitter. Following the performance, the two songs will be released digitally, and a limited 73 single will be available on August 6th through Parlophone. The webcast will be filmed and streamed live from a secret location in the UK. It will begin at 6:15 pm BST (12:15 pm EST) with a performance of "Under the Westway". Then, following an interview, the band will perform [...]
Britpop legends Blur are taking to twitter to debut two 'never before performed to the public' tracks. The new tracks were written especially for the bands upcoming sold out show in Hyde Park, 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' were penned by frontman Damon Albarn for the special show to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, "I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people." Blur will perform both tracks as part of a live stream taking place on Monday 2nd July at 6:15pm. [...]
The latest in what has been a long "will they or won't they?" tease since their 2009 reformation and tour (which also yielded the more than solid Record Store Day single "Fool's Day" ), Blur took to YouTube today to announce their London rooftop performance of two new songs come July 2nd-- "Under the Westway" and "Hey Puritan," broadcast live via Twitter . Apparently performing on Twitter is a thing you can do now, or will be, at least, as of July 2nd (the band's Alex James mentions that this will be the first time this [...]
Blur are set to preview some new material next week at a special rooftop show in London. The recently-reformed group had been hinting for weeks about possible new developments and now we know what they were getting at. Although, we don't know the exact location just yet... Blur are set to play new tracks 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' live on a London rooftop at 6.15pm and 7.15pm respectively next Monday (2 July). The announcement was made by Alex James via Youtube, the video of which you can stream below. [...]
Blur have finally revealed this morning what all their recent cryptic Twitter and Facebook messages mean - they're going to be performing their two new tracks, 'Under The Westway' (6.15pm) and 'The Puritan' (7.15pm), live on a London rooftop on 2nd July. They're not revealing the location, but they are planning on streaming the event online. Have a look at Alex revealing the news in the video above. "Monday 2nd July, somewhere in London, on a rooftop, we will be performing both new songs for the first time, live on Twitter. Which [...]