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Audio: Rocket Juice & The Moon [Damon Albarn x Tony Allen x Flea] 'Hey Shooter ft. Erykah Badu'


Rocket Juice and The Moon, the supergroup comprised of Blur/Gorillaz/DRC Music's Damon Albarn, legendary Africa 70 drummer Tony Allen and Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, have released the first tune off their upcoming self-titled LP (due 3/26 on Albarn's Honest Jon's imprint). "Hey Shooter" combines horn-flanked afrobeat drums and slap bass with space-age weirdness vox from Erykah Badu. Stream it over at Pitchfork.

>>>Stream: Rocket Juice and The Moon "Hey Shooter"

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