[H/T Consequence of Sound] Fans of the Gorillaz have certainly been getting antsy since the animated band led by James Hewlett and Damon Albarn announced they’d be releasing new music for the first time since The Fall, their last album which was released in 2011. In February of this year, Albarn confirmed to a fan that the album was complete and that the band was rehearsing for live performances. Earlier in March, the Gorillaz announced The Demon Dayz Festival, their own festival to take place on June 10th at the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, England, which will be their first live appearance since 2012.As fans have been subsisting of the trickle of Gorillaz news over the past few month, perhaps more substantial information about their newest album is finally here. Recently, a number of song titles and the guest collaborators featured on each track have been registered to a music licensing company in the U.K., Phonographic Performance Ltd, including “Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine),” the track the band released on Inauguration Day.Many of the tracks from this leak line-up with the songs that the Gorillaz have been working on, as told by the band’s Snapchats as they continue with rehearsals. If the rumors are to be believed, which increasingly seems to be the case, the Gorillaz new album will feature the likes of De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, and Kelela to name a few. Further confirming the truth to the leak is that some of the artists from the track listing, such as De La Soul and Kelela, have previously confirmed they have worked on this new album.You can check out the speculated track names and guest collaborators for yourself (listed alphabetically) below, which includes 19 new songs in addition to a handful of interludes. You can also listen to the one fully confirmed new Gorillaz song, “Hallelujah Money,” which was officially released back in January on Inauguration Day below.Rumored Track Listing:Andromeda (Feat. D.R.A.M.)Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)Busted And BlueCarnival (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)Charger (Feat. Grace Jones)Circle Of Friendz (Feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)Halfway To The Halfway House (Feat. Peven Everett)Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine)Interlude: Elevator Going UpInterlude: New WorldInterlude: PenthouseInterlude: Talk RadioInterlude: The ElephantInterlude: The Non-conformist OathLet Me Out (Feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)Momentz (Feat. De La Soul)Out Of Body (Feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)Saturnz Barz (Feat. Popcaan)Sex Murder Party (Feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)She’s My Collar (Feat. Kali Uchis)Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett)Submission (Feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)The Apprentice (Feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)Ticker Tape (Feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)We Got The Power (Feat. Jehnny Beth)
Camden County’s 2016 XPoNential Music Festival is set to take place July 22-24 at Wiggins Park and BB&T Pavilion. Though in New Jersey, the three-day festival is organized for the 12th year by University of Pennsylvania radio station WXPN, adding uniquely up-and-coming, trending artists to the already popularized lineup. The exciting 2016 bill includes headlining performances from Ryan Adams, Alabama Shakes, and Brandi Carlile. Also playing are Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, a solo performance from Father John Misty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more.Additional information about the festival can be found on their website. Peep the full lineup below!
The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday announced the appointment of six Resident Fellows who will join the institute for the spring semester. The incoming fellows bring diverse experiences in public service and expertise on contemporary issues and challenges in domestic and international politics.“At this important time in civic life we are pleased to welcome an extraordinary group of Resident Fellows from the highest levels of government to national security, foreign affairs, and electoral politics,” said IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78. “Our Resident Fellows are central to our mission of inspiring students to public service and model lives of consequences.”For over 50 years IOP Resident Fellows have provided Harvard students with the opportunity to learn from prominent public servants, engage in civil discourse, and acquire a more holistic and pragmatic view of our political world.Spring 2020 Resident Fellows:Tiffany Cross — Co-Founder and Managing Editor, The Beat DCLord Kim Darroch — British Ambassador to the United States (2016-2019)Mark Harvey — Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council (2018-2020)Rohini Kosoglu — Chief of Staff, Kamala Harris for the People Presidential Campaign and U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (2017-2019)Tara Setmayer — CNN, ABC Political Commentator and GOP Congressional Communications Director (2006-2013)Gov. Bill Walker — Governor of Alaska, Independent (2014-2018)Each semester, Resident Fellows immerse themselves in the Harvard community by residing on campus, mentoring a cohort of undergraduate students, holding weekly office hours and leading an eight-week, not-for-credit study group. This spring, fellows will convene study groups on topics including representation in media, diplomacy, election infrastructure and security, leadership on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail, and bridging the partisan divide.“Given the importance of the 2020 election, Harvard students are eager to learn from and engage with this incoming class,” said Carine Hajjar ’22 and Eric Jjemba ’21, student co-chairs of the Fellows and Study Groups program at the Institute of Politics. “The relationships built among students and Resident Fellows help shape and inform our own pathway in politics and public service. We look forward to welcoming this cohort to campus this semester.”You can view the complete bios of our Resident Fellows at iop.harvard.edu/fellows Read Full Story
Verizon Wireless Executive Director for State Public Policy, Daniel Mullin, said the company supports efforts by the state of Vermont to ban texting and e-mailing while driving.Mullin made the following statement today:“Verizon Wireless commends Governor Douglas and the Vermont General Assembly for supporting a law to not text and drive. With the issue of texting and driving on the minds of many Americans lately, we appreciate the support of the Vermont Legislature on this issue and their efforts in addressing it during this legislative session. As the largest wireless service provider, last year we launched a national ad campaign to bring forth this same message. Drivers must stay focused on the road ahead to ensure safety for others and themselves.”To learn more about the Verizon Wireless “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/wirelessissues/driving.html(link is external)About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com(link is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia(link is external).Source: Verizon. 2.3.2010