Band of Blogs: Gorillaz, State mixtape, Groove Armada & new Daft Punk?


The best music on the web this week.

Gorillaz unleash Stylo
From the forthcoming third album Plastic Beach, Stylo features guest vocalists Bobby Womack and Mos Def and suggests this will be the best Gorillaz album yet.’s faces of 2010 mixtape
Sample the best of new Irish talent with this 20 -track mixtape including songs from Two Door Cinema Club, Funeral Suits, We Cut Corners, Yes Cadets, O Emperor and more.

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Sites of the Week: Dublin Rocks, Akinator, Good Buy

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Dublin Rocks
A new listings website for Dublin which holds 1570 upcoming events and a nice free events section.

Think of someone well-known and Akinator will find the answer by asking you broad questions. Scarily accurate, it correctly guessed the just-passed away musician Jay Reatard and Iris Robinson.

Good Buy
An Irish-based site which finds good consumer deals and bargains online and posts them here under categories like entertainment, groceries, electronics, fashion and more.

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Crowdsourcing musicians of the future

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Since the Pixies reunion tour wound down last year, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer Dave Lovering have been busy working on their new band project. Entitled The Everybody they quietly released a nine-track album called Avatar (timely) before Christmas.

As well as regular download versions, they are also offering a deluxe package with a twist. For $40 (€27.83) you get the album in lossless FLAC format, bonus songs and videos but most importantly, royalty-free stems of each song with the legal right to create new music or remixes from the band’s work.You can sell them commercially if you like or you can submit your music back to Joey and Dave via Soundcloud for the opportunity to be included in the second side of a vinyl package called The Everybody Else later in the year. Now, the name makes sense. More info at

These Pixies guys aren’t the only ones experimenting with online submissions as it was announced that annoying gossip blogger Perez Hilton is to team up with pop choreographer Jamie King, American Idol creator and entertainment management mogul Simon Fuller in a bid to bring us “The Boy Band for the next generation”. Groan. (more…)

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