M.I.A. Announces Album Release with a Blimp


We’ve been waiting anxiously for more details on M.I.A.’s forthcoming album for quite a while now. All we’ve had is a tidbit here and there—mostly from producer Diplo, who’s described the album both as a mix between Animal Collective and Gucci Mane and weird.

Even though we have essentially no idea what to expect from the new M.I.A., we now know—thanks to a blimp—that the album will be released June 29. According to TwentyFourBit, the release date was announced in typical (read: awesomely out-there) Maya Arulpragasam fashion. A blimp advertising M.I.A.’s upcoming performances flew over Jay-Z’s Coachella performance with its billboard displaying “New Album 6.29.10.”

Speaking of fun, weird things, here’s a new 3D M.I.A. photo:

Sign up for the Paste newsletter Get our daily summary of the day's top articles and new items. Sign Up Thank you! Your email address has been added to our list. You will begin receiving our newsletter within 48 hours.

Paste Magazine example 1 Paste Magazine example 2 Paste Magazine example 3