Demon Days

№ 52
April 2017

Today, the tormented, large-scale questions of Demon Days are more relevant than ever—a statement that will be true whether you are reading this essay in the year it was written, 2017, or much further down the line. The sense of dread that the world is ending has endured pretty reliably for thousands of years, as has the sense that maybe art can offer a reprieve, and neither seems to be in any danger of receding. We're stuck with the doom and gloom, but we also have an artistic promise: that maybe those two impulses can be reconciled through the fusion of a monologue from Dennis Hopper, a children's choir, and the rapped missives of Bootie Brown of the Pharcyde.

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“The clashing, disorienting, fascinating world of Demon Days is a monument to the promise of the digital era. It’s a rejection of a global future defined by conflict in favor of one enriched by collaboration. It’s what happens when you get serious as hell about monkeying around.”

Kyle Kramer

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Why And How We Chose Demon Days

Vinyl Me, Please Head of music Cameron Schaefer and co-founder Tyler Barstow talk about Demon Days and how it ended up as Record of the Month for April.

An Abridged History Of The Animated Band

How Gorillaz fit into a tradition of cartoons selling music, and blew it up too. Read here.

A Definitive Ranking Of The Rap Verses That Have Been On Gorillaz Albums

Which rapper did the most with their Gorillaz album appearance? Read here.

The Story Of The Cartoons In Gorillaz

We trolled the web to tell the whole story of the origin of the characters in Gorillaz. Read here.

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