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ANNOUNCEMENT: Blur UK Shows

Ahead of their headline set at The Isle of Wight Festival in June, Blur have announced 3 UK shows that will act as warm ups. The luck cities are Glasgow, Blackpool and Llandudno and tickets will be available here Friday May 8 10am local time. Blur’s new album The Magic Whip went straight to number one in the UK charts yesterday and can be purchased here. You can check out the video for “There Are Too Many Of Us”, taken from the new album, after the jump! Please follow and like us:

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Blur Release First New Album In 12 Years

U.K. sensation Blur released its first album in 12 years earlier this week. The album includes singles “Go Out”, “There Are Too Many Of Us” and “My Terracotta Heart”. The Magic Whip is the band’s eighth studio album and was released after the band claims they had been playing the same songs over and over again on tour. You can stream it now or purchase it online. For more music by Blur you can buy a CD or concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Blur “My Terracotta Heart”

Last month I covered the release of Blur’s track “There Are Too Many of Us”. I’m happy to say the U.K. rock band has released another track off their upcoming album, The Magic Whip, titled “My Terracotta Heart”. Make the jump and check it out below. Additionally, if you’re in Los Angeles today, (April 18, aka Record Store Day) be on the look out for a Blur-themed ice cream truck giving out free ice cream and flexi discs of their single “Lonesome Street”! Check out their flyer with truck locations and times…

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WATCH: Blur “There Are Too Many of Us”

 Blur has just released footage of them playing their second single from their upcoming album The Magic Whip, titled “There Are Too Many of Us.” The Magic Whip will be the British pop-rock band’s eighth album, and their first album release in 12 years. Check out the footage below. Take a listen to their first single off the album released in February, titled “Go Out” here. The Magic Whip is set to hit stores April 27. For more Blur you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Blur Announce Exclusive London Date

Blur have announced a VERY exclusive UK club show, which will take place in West London on March 20th. They are set to play their new album The Magic Whip in full, which will be released on April 27th via Parlophone. Find out how to get tickets after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Joe

Hello there, lovely Infectious readers! I’ve had several years’ worth of wonderful adventures in the music industry and last month, Angela Mastrogiacomo was kind enough to hire me to the Infectious Magazine staff as a managing editor. I may be the newbie on the staff but I’m also one of the oldies, as my growing up playlist will reveal. Music is like a best friend to me. It’s always there when you need it, it never judges you, and it evokes an endless number of emotions in your heart. You…

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Hellogoodbye Announce Awaited ‘Everything Is Debatable’ Release

Hellogoodbye announced their new and highly awaited album Everything Is Debatable for release with Old Friends Records October 29th. This will be their first studio album in 3 years, following Would It Kill You?  You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.         Please follow and like us:

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Mumford & Sons, Muse, & Blur Back Charity Cause

Mumford & Sons, Muse and Blur are the most recent artists to back War Child in their efforts to win a grant of £500,000 (roughly $760,000) from the Google Global Impact Challenge. War Child seeks to aid children affected by war and reduce sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of Congo. You can get more information and place your vote today at Google here and check out the artists’ tweets after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Craig Owens Rap Career?

After recently tweeting at Kuniva of the rap group D12 “New track coming soon!”, the question arises: could Craig Owens be foraying in the rap scene? With the announcement of new Chiodos music coming only yesterday, this new collaboration could prove to bring hype and a different fan base than Owens’ usual crowd. Look out for news as the lines music world, once again, blur, and check out a tweet after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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