Last night, Gorillaz‘ fictional bassist Murdoc Neccals tweeted about the group’s tenth anniversary, and hinted at the possibility of a new release on the way.
This morning, however, he revealed that it was in fact a singles compilation. Gorillaz’ official website confirmed the release of The Singles Collection 2001-2011 via a pretty cool, interactive collection of images, which lead to videos from their entire career. Check it below:
The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
1. Tomorrow Comes Today
2. Clint Eastwood
4. Rock The House
5. Feel Good Inc
7. Dirty Harry
8. Kids With Guns
9. El Manana
11. Superfast Jellyfish
12. On Melancholy Hill
14. Clint Eastwood (Ed Case & Sweetie Irie Refix)
15. 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)
Among several tweets, Murdoc also said that “TEN” would stand for “The End is Nigh”, hinting at the group’s demise, but later changed it to “This Era’s New”, “Two Errant Nutjobs”, “This Extravaganza’s Nuts” and other such nonsense. In other news, regarding future projects, Gorillaz-envisioner Damon Albarn recently spoke to Q Magazine (via NME), and stated his desire to record a solo album soon: “I’d like to do a record with my own name on it. That’s the next one I want to make. I don’t know if I could bear to start a band from scratch again. I don’t know what kind of record it will be but I’ve got an idea about a club that no one goes to, so maybe it will be my ’empty club culture’ record.”
While he sorts that out, check out a recent record he made with Dan The Automator and a group of Congolese musicians, under the moniker DRC Music.
The Singles Collection 2001-2011 comes out on November 28th, and you can preorder it here.