UK Graphic Artists Celebrate the Year of the Bus

Putting original artwork (and a bus map) in Londoners' wallets with 10 limited edition Oyster card-holders

This year happens to be the Year of the Bus, and a celebratory campaign by Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum is recognizing buses as “arteries of the capital.” Pretty apt, considering London is home to one of the largest and most accessible bus networks in the world. TfL is collaborating with Outline Artists (you might be familiar with the small illustration agency’s …

Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots

Mary J Blige joins Disclosure, Young Turks' new imprint, Damon Albarn's first solo album and more music we tweeted this week

Musician Damon Albarn has been influencing pop music for over two decades as the frontman for Blur and the Gorillaz—yet he’s never released solo material. This week he unveiled the highly anticipated first single from his upcoming solo album, due out 28 April 2014. “Everyday Robots” sees Albarn’s trademark melancholy voice appear over a piano-driven downtempo beat. The song addresses the ubiquity of technology in …

EFG: Singing Bridges

Mary J Blige joins Disclosure, Young Turks' new imprint, Damon Albarn's first solo album and more music we tweeted this week

Described as part motorik, part psychedelic, LA-based trio EFG is comprised of songwriter and guitarist Imaad Wasif, drummer Josh Garza (from the cult-followed Secret Machines) and Grammy-winning musician and producer Tom Biller. Their distinct sound has already graced two EPs, and this year the poetic rockers are set to release a full-length album, called Amorpha. For a glimpse at what’s to come, have a listen …