Perth Now, Hewlett told the magazine,
"At the moment, we've got an Advent calendar on our website, and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift. On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day, fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift."Amazing. What’s their reasoning for such a great gift? Albarn stated,
"I wanted to make sure that it came out at the end of the tour because I don't want anyone to think I'd tampered with it. I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before; I didn't prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America. If I left it until the New Year to release it, then the cynics out there would say, 'Oh well, it's been tampered with.' But if I put it out now, they'd know that I haven't done anything because I've been on tour ever since."Well, I suppose Christmas may be a bit more funky, and a lot louder this year over at the old VSQ headquarter. To check out the current state of the advent calendar, go to the band’s site.