Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years, 'The Magic Whip'

February 19, 2015 2:32 PM

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Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years, 'The Magic Whip'

In a stunning announcement today, Blur have revealed plans to release their first new album in over a dozen years on April 28th, titled The Magic Whip. While the group had reunited for one-off gigs and a pair of new tracks in recent years, the Britpop legends will finally release their first studio LP since 2003's Think Tank and their first with guitarist Graham Coxon since 1999's 13. The band also unveiled the video for The Magic Whip's first single, "Go Out."

"We've made a new record," Albarn revealed in a chat with soon-to-be-former BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe that was streamed over Facebook. The album was recorded in a Hong Kong studio over the course of five days after a gig they were scheduled to play was cancelled. "We didn't have much [equipment]; it ...

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