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Gorillaz’s Noodle Just Dropped an Amazing Mixtape Made Up of All “Kick-Ass Women”

Pure joy for your earholes.


Gorillaz has remained, relatively speaking, out of the public eye for a bit, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve ceased to exist, oh no. In fact, they’re making a few headlines again with a really great playlist highlighting what Noodle, their badass guitarist, calls “kick-ass women.”

Lately, I’ve been really jamming out to Spotify’s “Badass Womyn” playlist, which is packed full of excellent women-fronted bands and acts, including Cayetana, Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, and Angel Olsen. While many of the women on Spotify’s playlist are relatively “underground” (as much as a band can be “underground” on Spotify, I suppose), these artists on Noodle’s “kick-ass women” playlist are decidedly eclectic picks from an even more eclectic woman in an animated band. Of course, by woman, I mean a cadre of women who have all loaned their skills and voices to the animated band member.

Some of the women included in this playlist include Anna Meredith, Empress Of, Lully, Hiatus Kayote, and Grimes (who may be the more relatively mainstream name on this list, to be honest). The playlist was condensed into a half hour long mix on Soundcloud, which you can see above. If mixtapes aren’t your jam (and why aren’t they, hmm?), then you can pick up the Spotify playlist over here.

Again: the list is fairly eclectic, and it’s a real godsend if you’re looking to really mix up your listening habits. I know I’m always on the lookout for great new things to listen to. An entire playlist made up of women is total icing on icing, you know?

What do you think? Do you hear anyone you like on here?

(via Nerdist)

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