Brit-pop heroes Blur are gearing up for the July 31st release of Blur 21: The Box, a new box set collecting the band’s seven records plus more than five and a half hours of unreleased material, three DVDs, a book of unseen photos and more. To mark the release, Blur launched an interactive timeline on their website today that allows fans to pore over, discover and relive the group’s history.
Modeled after a London tube map, the timeline consists of eight different “lines” – Music, Live, Videos, Cultural, Film, International, Art and Locations – with various stops along the way marking key moments, places, people and events in the band’s history.
At each stop, fans are invited to share their own corresponding memories: the first time you moshed to “Song 2,” or maybe some pictures you took at the band’s 1989 gig at Dingwalls in Camden.
Recently Blur premiered two new tracks, “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan,” which were written for the 2012 Olympics and will appear on a limited edition 7-inch single. The band is also set to play a show in London’s Hyde Park on August 6th to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympics.