Gorillaz

Breaking Down “Feel Good Inc.”

Breaking Down “Feel Good Inc.”

Despite its jangly and upbeat sounds, Gorillaz’s 2005 hit Feel Good Inc. was actually a sharp criticism of the music industry and consumer culture. Polyphonic offers up a great analysis of the track and its music video, and why it’s so clever in the way it delivers its message.

Gorillaz: Hollywood

Gorillaz: Hollywood

In what is sure to be one of the big hits off of Gorillaz‘ new album THE NOW NOW, the cartoons are joined by Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle for a thumping good banger of a track about Hollywood’s superficiality and chew-em-up and spit-em-out culture.

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Gorillaz: Humility

Gorillaz: Humility

What’s this, two Gorillaz albums in less than a year? That’s what appears to be the case with the release of the first single off of THE NOW NOW, a smooth and groovy track featuring vocals from 2D, George Benson, and a music video with a typically effervescent Jack Black.

Warp Trio: Humanz

Warp Trio: Humanz

(PG-13: Language) The 3+1 members of the Warp Trio perform an energetic and enthralling arrangement of the entire 2017 Gorillaz album Humanz on piano, cello, violin, and percussion. It’s definitely well worth the next 32 minutes of your time.

Gorillaz: Garage Palace

Gorillaz: Garage Palace

Enigmatic, ever-changing virtual group Gorillaz teamed up with vocalist Little Simz on this banger of a track, which is accompanied by a brilliantly animated pixel art music video visualized by Noah Harris and Nicos Livesey of Blinkink, along with illustrator Mckay Felt.

Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Feel Good Inc. 3-Neck Cover

Musician Luca Stricagnoli turns in an amazing cover version of Gorillaz’ hit track Feel Good, Inc. on his unusual, but amazing triple-neck Serracini guit-bass, somehow playing the track’s entire melody and rhythm section with just his two hands.

E.ON x Gorillaz

E.ON x Gorillaz

To promote their solar storage batteries, E.ON teamed up with Noah Harris and Gorillaz to create this vibrant commercial, packed with battery-powered toys. The energy company also built a mobile version of the fictitious Kong Studios which runs on battery power.

Gorillaz: Humanz Live

Gorillaz: Humanz Live

Gorillaz fans will want to tune in for the next 98 minutes for this complete recording of their recent concert in Cologne, Germany, featuring their album Humanz, along with six fantastic encores. Thanks to Telekom Electronic Beats for the awesome concert footage.

Gorillaz: Sleeping Powder

Gorillaz: Sleeping Powder

This new bonus track from our favorite, ever-mutating cartoon band starts out slow and subdued, then kicks into high gear, as 2-D draws us in with his tale of drug addiction, and won’t let go. We’re only bummed that this track didn’t make it onto Humanz.

Flop Good Inc.

Flop Good Inc.

There’s something about the high-pitched sound of the scannner stepper motor that suits itself so well to Gorillaz Feel Good Inc., it now takes its place as our favorite cover track from Paweł Zadrożniak’s electromechanical orchestram, beating out The Final Flopdown.

Gorillaz Samples (2001-2017)

Gorillaz Samples (2001-2017)

Besides Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, one thing that’s been consistent in Gorillaz’ ever-changing 16+ year run is the use of samples. Kirima Nagi put together this video which catalogs some of the many sound bites which have made their way into the group’s tracks.

Gorillaz: Saturnz Barz

Gorillaz: Saturnz Barz

2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel find themselves in a mind-bending haunted house in the 360º music video (that’s inside a 360º music video) for Saturnz Barz, a single from Gorillaz’ upcoming album Humanz, which drops 4/28/17.

Feel Good Inc.: Korean Style

Feel Good Inc.: Korean Style

We’ve featured several videos of musician Luna Lee playing modern tracks on her gayageum, but this cover of Gorillaz’ Feel Good Inc. might be the most natural fit yet, thanks to the abstract and complex rhythms of Damon Albarn’s original track.

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Gorillaz: Deconstructing Genre

Gorillaz: Deconstructing Genre

Kaptain Kristian takes a look at one of our favorite bands. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz is a modern-day supergroup, with a constantly changing lineup, a free-flowing, enigmatic style, and fronted by a stable of four archetypal animated characters.

Feel Good Inc. 20 Ways

Feel Good Inc. 20 Ways

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs presents another meta cover – this time performing Gorillaz’ 2005 hit in the style of artists ranging from The Prodigy to Sir-Mix-a-Lot to Queen and even Darude. Keep an eye out for guitar cameos from some of our favorite YouTube rockers.

Feel Good Inc.: Metal Cover

Feel Good Inc.: Metal Cover

Musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios transformed the classic Gorillaz (or is it Bunniez?) track into a hard-edged rock arrangement. The behind the scenes video is worth a watch too. We’re amazed that the cameraman didn’t end up on his butt.

DoYaThing

DoYaThing

Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy join forces for Converse’s “3 Artists, 1 Song” series with the track DoYaThing, a catchy little track with a quirky little video. Download the track for free here.

Gorillaz: The Fall

Gorillaz: The Fall

Damon Albarn and friends composed this 15-track album using an iPad between shows on their recent tour. Fan club members can download the entire album free, while the rest of us can stream it now.

Gorillaz: Doncamatic

Gorillaz: Doncamatic

Named for one of the world’s earliest drum machines, Gorillaz latest single features vocals by soulful UK singer Daley, and a typically catchy electronic backing track.

NYC Lights

NYC Lights

Composed entirely from lights that artist Chateau Bezerra found throughout New York City, this experimental music video synchronizes perfectly with Gorilllaz track On Melancholy Hill.

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Gorillaz in Concert

Gorillaz in Concert

After their appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, the virtual rock band Gorillaz put on a 45-minute concert at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Click the pic and watch the entire concert right now.

Gorillaz: Rhinestone Eyes

Gorillaz: Rhinestone Eyes

While it’s not the finished music video for Gorillaz latest single, Jamie Hewlett’s inimitable comic style comes across in this clip showing off the storyboard for what we only hope is an upcoming video.

Gorillaz: Journey to Plastic Beach

Gorillaz: Journey to Plastic Beach

To kick off their UK and European tour, bass guitarist and band-leader Murdoc narrates this part-animated, part-real world film which is well worth the 15+ minute watch for fans of the band.

Gorillaz: On Melancholy Hill

Gorillaz: On Melancholy Hill

Jamie Hewlett’s video for Gorillaz hits iTunes today (6/15), and not only is it a catchy tune, it’s got guns, bombs, a one-eyed octopus, a sinking ship and a sub that looks like a shark. Here’s a tease.

Music Video: Gorillaz – Stylo

Music Video: Gorillaz – Stylo

Gorillaz’ “Stylo” has a bit of awesome for everyone: the hybrid animated/live action music video features an Camaro/El Camino car chase, sprinkle donuts, the grim reaper, and Bruce Willis.

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