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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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La Blogothèque Strong Arm Bloc Party Into A Take Away Show

This is actually a pretty impressive ambush orchestrated by the La Blog folk. The story, which they posted on their site, involves the camera crew…
Amrit Singh | October 29, 2008 - 12:31 pm
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Bloc Party Get A Little More Intimate, Pay Respects To My Bloody Valentine

The cover image Kele's crew affixed to the rush-released version of Intimacy stood in stark contrast to the album's title. At the time I thought…
Amrit Singh | September 26, 2008 - 10:21 am
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New Bloc Party Video – “Talons”

When Intimacy rush-released a few weeks ago, most of us agreed it's better than A Weekend In The City. (Also most of us agreed that…
Amrit Singh | September 10, 2008 - 12:28 pm
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Bloc Party’s Intimacy Is Out Now

Three days ago Bloc Party dropped a little surprise with their plans for a new album. Three days later, it's out. If "Mercury" didn't quite…
Amrit Singh | August 21, 2008 - 8:23 am
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New Bloc Party – “Trojan Horse”

Yesterday Bloc Party announced that you’d have to wait just three days to hear their forthcoming third album. If that is too long for you,…
Amrit Singh | August 19, 2008 - 11:13 am
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New Bloc Party LP Intimacy Is Out In Three Days

It’s been awhile since Bloc Party reminded everyone how good Gang Of Four were, with their highly impressive debut Silent Alarm. Since then the band…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2008 - 5:17 pm
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New Bloc Party – “Mercury” (CSS Remix)

Some folks think Bloc Party's "Mercury" sounds like "Shock The Monkey," an idea reinforced by the Planet Of The Apes video for the track. The…
brandon | August 12, 2008 - 11:29 am
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Lollapalooza 2008: Friday In Photos

One day into Lolla, and Radiohead have already made the trip worth it. Also Chuck Bass -- we saw him chilling in the media area.
Scott Lapatine | August 2, 2008 - 3:30 pm
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John Lydon And Kele Okereke’s Punch Out

While we were flying back from Chicago, news spread hard and fast about a spat between outspoken post-punk kid Kele Okereke and outspoken punk-punk grandaddy…
Amrit Singh | July 22, 2008 - 11:27 am
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New Bloc Party Video – “Mercury”

This weekend a couple of British music sites posted about a RATM82407.com-styled countdown at Bloc Party's homepage. Turns out the countdown was for the unveiling…
Amrit Singh | July 7, 2008 - 3:33 pm
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Stereogum Presents… RAC Vol. 1

André Allen Anjos's Remix Artist Collective came on our radar last spring with some inspired Bloc Party and Tokyo Police Club remixes. We've kept a…
Scott Lapatine | June 10, 2008 - 10:24 pm
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 2.0: 2007 Mashed Up

In what is fast becoming a Stereogum tradition, we've once again conspired with master bootlegger team9 for a celebration of the year in singles. Of…
Stereogum | December 30, 2007 - 8:19 pm
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New Bloc Party Video – “Flux”

Folks were mixed on Kele's "Flux" vocordered vocals, but everything is just a bit sweeter when it's served up with dancing junk monsters, robots, and…
Stereogum | October 17, 2007 - 1:48 pm
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New Bloc Party – “Flux” (And Conan O’Brien Video)

News came yesterday from the Bloc Party camp of a new single -- news that would've excited us more a year or two ago, but…
Stereogum | October 5, 2007 - 9:51 am
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Austin City Limits ’07: Sunday In Photos, “Best Of” List

At some point we called this year's Austin City Limits festival "Friday and Sunday heavy," but that shit ain't right; this year's ACL…
Stereogum | September 18, 2007 - 2:01 pm
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Bloc Party Cover Nelly Furtado

Shouldn’t be shocked by that post title; Kele’s been a sucker for the pop tarts from the start. In fact, he’s going on to any…
Stereogum | April 17, 2007 - 5:30 pm
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New Bloc Party – “Hunting For Witches (RAC Remix)”

Maybe you love A Weekend In The City so much that you need more versions of its songs. Or, just maybe you dislike A Weekend
Stereogum | April 4, 2007 - 11:02 am
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Okereke Calls Oasis Most Overrated, Stupidly Hip Band Ever

A little while back, Liam Gallagher slagged Bloc Party as “a band off University Challenge” (a UK trivia show for college kids). And we’re with…
Stereogum | March 29, 2007 - 10:19 am
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Call Bloc Party Tuneless, Make Headlines

A “rising Scottish crossover star,” Calvin Harris, has lambasted Bloc Party for their musical tedium, and it is most definitely, not at all a publicity…
Stereogum | March 23, 2007 - 9:51 am
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Bloc Party Changed On Stage

No, we don’t mean that Kele switched outfits mid-set. We mean that British kids sure like throwing shit at the bands they go to see.
Stereogum | February 19, 2007 - 10:59 am
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