Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monkey Journey To The West "Takes Over" YouTube

Okay, we have to admit that we're a bit skeptical as to whether being the only ones listed in the "featured videos" section really constitutes a full YouTube "takeover". Yet that's how Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are billing their latest album promotion for Monkey Journey To The West. All things being equal, we suppose we'll let it slide.

Since we last mentioned the record, it's been getting quite a warm reception with the press, and for good reason. Despite all his pop-rock sensibilites, Albarn seems to have quite the knack for mashing himself up with a variety of musical influences. We loved Mali Music, and Monkey is continuing the pattern. In addition to the record, the stage show of the album just opened at the O2 Dome in London. Alas, for those of you who are stuck stateside, you'll have to make do with the latest video promoting the record, above.