Image Credit: Graeme Flegenheimer/WireImage.comDamon Albarn has been busy recording a brand-new album by his cartoon band Gorillaz, per a new interview with NME — and he hopes to rush it to market “before Christmas” this year.

The British singer has been quietly recording the album during Gorillaz’ current tour using his Apple iPad. “I’ve made it on an iPad — I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad,” he tells NME. “I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.”

If a new Gorillaz album really arrives in stores by Dec. 25, it would be only a few months after the release of their album Plastic Beach this past March. This would be a very pleasant surprise for fans who waited five years for a new full-length after 2005’s Demon Days.

Anyone else excited by this news? Any ideas on what an iPad-assisted Gorillaz album might sound like? Speak up in comments.

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