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You know who loved the NYC rock resurgence that kicked off this millennium? British people. Ryan Leas made the case in his remembrance of LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut that by 2005 the so-called “new rock revolution” had jumped the shark, Brooklyn had supplanted Manhattan as the epicenter of the New York music scene, and a… More »

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 crossfire guitars of Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack, the caffeinated rhythmic thrust of bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong, and Okereke’s snotty,… More »

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 videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We’ve got five below. … More »

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Stream Bloc Party HYMNS

Bloc Party have been using elements of dance music in their surging postpunk for more than a decade, but those dance-music levels always seem to…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2016 - 10:08 am

Bloc Party – “Virtue”

At the end of the month, Bloc Party will release their fifth album, HYMNS. When the record was first announced last fall, they shared two
James Rettig | January 13, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Watch Bloc Party Perform “The Love Within” On James Corden

Bloc Party brought their dire new single "The Love Within" to James Corden last night. I was hoping that maybe it would play better live,…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 11:06 am

Bloc Party – “The Love Within” Video

By and large, people do not seem especially pumped about the EDM-influenced direction that Bloc Party are taking on their forthcoming album HYMNS. But it's…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 10:23 am

Bloc Party Announce New Album HYMNS

Last week, the once-beloved UK postpunkers Bloc Party shared a couple of new songs, "The Love Within" and "The Good News." They were bad! People…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Bloc Party – “The Love Within” & “The Good News”

Bloc Party have undergone some lineup turnover in recent years, but the latest version of the band -- founders Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack plus…
Chris DeVille | October 5, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Watch Bloc Party Debut Two New Songs In Pomona

Bloc Party played their first show in two years last night at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Following the departures of original drummer Matt Tong…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Kele Okereke Confirms New Bloc Party Album; Preview New Song “Exes”

Silent Alarm just turned 10, but a decade hasn't halted Bloc Party's output. The band's frontman Kele Okereke confirmed to Australia's Triple J radio that…
Caitlin White | March 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Kele – “Doubt”

Last month, Kele Okereke announced his new solo album, Trick. The last time the Bloc Party frontman struck out on his own was his 2010…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Bloc Party’s Kele Announces New Solo Album Trick

Bloc Party is still a going concern, but frontman Kele Okereke went solo in 2010 with his own dance-flavored album The Boxer, and he'll do…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2014 - 10:58 am

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Shares Essay On Black British Musical Identity

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke wrote a great article for Noisey looking at the lack of a Black British musical identity. "The question of a…
James Rettig | June 19, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Bloc Party – “Ratchet (Rustie Remix)”

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…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Bloc Party – “Ratchet” Video

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)…
Miles Bowe | June 25, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

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…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 12/7/12

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,"
Andrew Youssef | December 10, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Bloc Party – “Kettling” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2012 - 12:28 pm
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