This week brought some cool news about two brand new songs from Blur.

The tracks, “Under The Westway” and “The Puritan” (both terrific, quintessentially Blurry tunes), debuted in an exclusive rooftop performance (pictured below) via live Twitter feed this past Monday.


Let’s have a listen.

"Under The Westway":

"The Puritan":

More good news: the group will headline the Closing Ceremonies for the upcoming London Olympics. That’s going down on August 12th. 

As of now, there’s not a whole lot of info regarding who’ll be joining them for the big soiree, but Blur, The New Order and The Specials is a good place to start. 

Luckily, Beijing didn’t set the bar too high.

Bird's Nest Stadium

Bad news: Blur frontman Damon Albarn has not-so-cryptically implied that the Olympics performance will be their last, which means those new tracks would be their last as well. Speculation won’t get us anywhere, so we’ll say it’s true and hope it’s false.

In the meantime, check out their myriad side-projects for your Blur fix.

Graham Coxon (guitars): Has a nice solo career you can check out here

Alex James (bass): Been working on a bunch of different projects throughout the years, but his passion for cheese is way more interesting. 

Dave Rowntree (drums): Plays in a cool band called The Ailerons, whose "Dig A Hole" you might know.

Damon Albarn (singer): Hasn’t been up to much.