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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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Bloc Party Four Details

After announcing a new record was in the works in January, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke took to his website to reveal details for Bloc Party'…
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 11:32 am

Killers, Bloc Party Confirm New Albums

New year, new albums in the works from stylish bands of the aughts. This week, Zane Lowe's BBC show has been the staging ground for…
Amrit Singh | January 4, 2012 - 11:20 am

Download Writing By Ryan Adams, Kele Okereke, James Murphy, Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld

The “Festival Issue” of Five Dials magazine includes poetry by Ryan Adams, a short story by Kele Okereke, ruminations by Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld,…
brandon | August 16, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Kele – “Everything You Wanted” Video

Two things you'll learn after watching this video: 1) Kele definitely could have given you everything you wanted, everything you needed and 2) He's sad about…
Amrit Singh | July 22, 2010 - 2:37 pm

Kele – “Tenderoni” Live Video

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke's launched his solo project with three tracks ("Tenderoni," "Rise," and "Walk Tall"), one video, and two biceps, now it's time…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2010 - 10:59 am

Kele – “Rise” & “Walk Tall”

Bloc Party spin-off Kele Okereke pumped iron then ran straight to the dance-floor with his "Tenderoni." Now we have a couple additional tracks from the…
brandon | May 14, 2010 - 1:44 pm

Kele – “Tenderoni” Video

Last month Kele Okereke sent an email with a note saying he'd been spending time in the studio with XXXChange, and a picture showing he'd…
Amrit Singh | May 5, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Going Solo With The Boxer

The artsy post-punkers gone club-music obsessed album-release machines of Bloc Party seem to be on a break, or at least that's what drummer Matt Tong…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Tunng – “Hustle (Bloc Party Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bloc Party's tricked-out remix of Tunng's spaciously hushed …And Then We Saw Land lead no doubt helps the song live up to its name. "Hustle"…
brandon | February 26, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Going Solo, Working With Someone From Spank Rock

From this quote producer Hudson Mohawk gave the BBC, it’s hard to say if he’s working on Kele’s solo album with someone from Spank Rock…
Amrit Singh | November 6, 2009 - 10:37 am

Noel Quits Oasis Again

Last night in Paris, the legendary Britpop band canceled its second festival gig in a week then broke up, following the 10,000th altercation between it…
Scott Lapatine | August 29, 2009 - 2:21 pm

New Bloc Party Video – “One More Chance”

Following last week's surprise single -- like, surprise it's out, and surprise it's a house jam -- Kele and the gang deliver this video a…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2009 - 12:18 pm

New Bloc Party – “One More Chance”

Apropos of nothing beyond a compulsive need to be releasing material all the time, Bloc Party follow up last year's rush-release of Intimacy and thi…
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2009 - 9:31 am

New Bloc Party Video – “Ares (Villains Remix)”

Opting for the inexpensive, participatory approach, the opening track of Bloc Party's Intimacy Remixed has itself a fan-made mobile-phone video. It was shot during the…
brandon | May 11, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Bloc Party/Menomena @ Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles 4/15/09

Intimacy Remixed, a track-for-track reinterpretation of Bloc Party’s last LP, includes contributions from Armand Van Helden and No Age. While Brits can buy it 5/11…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2009 - 5:49 pm

Bloc Party Take “One Month Off” To Letterman

While we in the trenches are talking about their No Age remix, Bloc Party are above ground invading late night TV with straight cuts off…
Amrit Singh | March 24, 2009 - 1:27 pm

New Bloc Party – “Better Than Heaven (No Age Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Two bands with arty punk in the blood going in two different directions, posing for a three-minute snapshot together in 2009. As previously discussed, Bloc…
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Bloc Party – “Signs (Armand Van Helden Remix)”

It's no Silent Alarm, but Bloc Party's rush-released Intimacy is at least the best BP album since Silent Alarm. Meaning it was better than A
Amrit Singh | March 16, 2009 - 6:12 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm

New Bloc Party Video – “One Month Off”

The new video for the NME
brandon | December 12, 2008 - 1:05 pm