Saturday, April 17th 2010
Ready for some new Blur?
Here’s a great quality radio rip of Fools Day, the first new Blur song anyone’s heard in seven years. Enjoy!
The song, which centers on a gentle, stony melody not outside the range of earlier Gorillaz material, was written earlier this month & released for Record Store Day, which happens to be today. There will only be 1,000 limited edition 7″ vinyl singles sold at 150 participation music shops in the UK, so for fans outside the British borders this is, for now, the only way to hear the song.
“We want independent record stores to continue — they’re an important part of our musical culture,” singer Damon Albarn said in a statement. “Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and we hope people will like it.”
UPDATE: You can download the track for free from the band’s official site.