Blur Debuts New Songs Live Via Twitter

Posted July 2

If you’re anything like me, your new tailored Twitter trends today informed you that the buzz was all about Blur. The recently reunited British band released a duo of new songs today — their first since 2010 — and they did so live on the microblogging tool.

The band took the stage on a rooftop in an undisclosed location this afternoon (EST) to perform new tracks “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan,” tweeting a link to a livestream (you can watch it here) as well as a slew of pictures teasing the reveal. They followed up the jam session with a Twitter Q&A with fans.

Both tunes are now available on iTunes (you can listen via lyrics videos as well), and a limited-edition 7″ single is due out on August 6. Pre-order it now via the band’s website. While the band is set to play in Hyde Park next month in a show that coincides with the Olympic closing ceremony, there’s no news yet about a new record from the band — the last released having been Think Tank in 2003.

The songs’ social debut seems rather fitting for the band, when one considers that its frontman, Damon Albarn, recently scored an OMA “Digital Genius Award” nomination for his other band Gorillaz, who composed the album The Fall entirely on the iPad. Perhaps the next album (We’re assuming there will be another Blur album — or hoping) will get a techie twist as well.

Twitter has breaking into the music game of late full-force — SoundCloud recently partnered with the service to add playable tunes to tweets and Pepsi inked a deal with Twitter to bring downloads, videos and concerts to the microblogging service.