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Back in 2005, the year of their stellar debut album, Silent Alarm, Bloc Party truly felt invincible. The British quartet wrangled explosive melodrama from the simplest of rock 'n' roll tools: the…   Read Story »
Bloc Party have just made a song called "Ratchet," which means they've -- probably knowingly -- co-opted the most notorious and divisive recent rap-universe slang term. And now they've co-opted a…   Read Story »
I missed Bloc Party when they came to Sasquatch! this year, but if you were there (or at some of their other recent live shows) you've heard "Ratchet," a track from their upcoming EP, Nextwave…   Read Story »
In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one's FOMO, I watched MTV's coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger…   Read Story »
You don't throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn't what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when she named her band, but even she saw the parallels: "This…   Read Story »
Bloc Party stopped by the Hollywood Palladium in support of their latest album Four. Some of the highlights included the delay pedal madness of "Octopus," the detuned crunch of "Kettling," and older…   Read Story »
Obviously, this week's best music video wasn't a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could've watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Bloc Party came off of hiatus, reassembling to release the new album Four. Director James Lees put together the new video for their post-hardcore clanger "Kettling," and it's a…   Read Story »
Since Bloc Party announced details for their new album, Four, in May, we've heard "Day Four" and seen the video for "Octopus." Now, the band is streaming the entire record at their website. Head to…   Read Story »
Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from…   Read Story »