I had been wanting to mention this band for a while but got tied up in all the year end nonsense. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen is Damon Albarns newest side project. I love the style and am becoming more and more excited for this release. It features production from Danger Mouse (does this guy sleep?) as well as The Clashs bassist Paul Simonon, former The Verve guitarist Simon Tong, and afrobeat pioneer and Africa 70 drummer Tony Allen. Making it a "supergroup" of sorts. Although I hate to use that term because it usually means it will be terrible. Take a listen on myspace and check out the official website.
Release Date: January 22nd, 2007