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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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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

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

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

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

Why’d You Have To Get So Fucking Useless?

Kele’s been thinking little thoughts about the irresponsible rockstardom of Jack White. He told NME: I was amazing [sic] when Jack White said it wasn’t…
Stereogum | January 31, 2007 - 10:41 am

Bloc Party (What It Do)

Clipse had a great year with Hell Hath No Fury, and since its release the record’s enjoyed a second life as a mash-up fave. First…
Stereogum | January 24, 2007 - 12:21 pm

New Bloc Party Video – “I Still Remember”

The second clip from A Weekend In The City is here, and it’s got the guys feeling very emotional on the train. Not our favorite…
Stereogum | January 10, 2007 - 5:00 pm

New Bloc Party Video – “The Prayer”

Ever been roofied? We have! (It was meant for a girlfriend, but still.) Shit got trippy quick; we were just minding our own at a…
Stereogum | December 7, 2006 - 10:00 am

New Bloc Party – “The Prayer”

The good folks at Vice have given us a treat for Thanksgiving in the form of a stream to an official version of the lead…
Stereogum | November 21, 2006 - 4:48 pm

Premature Evaluation: Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City

High Profile Leak weekend was capped with an unexpected treat: Bloc Party! The highly anticipated follow-up to the Brit band's much-adored debut Silent Alarm surfaced…
Stereogum | November 13, 2006 - 6:50 pm

Might We Suggest An Ironic “My Iron Lung” Cover

Looks like the Bloc Party Fanclub’s three-point plea for the Panic!/Party tour won’t even need to be read by those in NC, VA, or NYC,…
Stereogum | November 10, 2006 - 8:56 am

A Plea Regarding This Fall’s “OMG WTF” Tour

Emo kids vs. indie rockers: Can't we all just get along? The moderator of the Facebook Bloc Party Fan Club sure hopes so. The tour…
Stereogum | November 9, 2006 - 2:55 pm

Save The (Pogues) Album

We’re enjoying Insound’s Save The Album (We Sell Digital Now!) site, where indie rockers including Tim Harrington, Bloc Party, and Devendra Banhart discuss their favorite…
Stereogum | October 16, 2006 - 6:10 pm

Dance To Joy Division, Or To JoJo?

Now that we know what Brits wanna hear when they’re dead, we’re curious what the living are listening to. The busy pollsters at NME contacted…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2006 - 4:38 pm

Bloc Party @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 7/27/06 (& McCarren Pool Pics)

Those wracked in fits of anticipation, rest easy; Bloc Party are still skinny, still insanely tight and still fucking awesome. Those waiting for the McCarren…
Amrit Singh | July 28, 2006 - 4:13 pm

Pantheon Awards

I kept wondering why everyone was talking about the Pantheon Awards, as I’d never heard of ‘em. Turns out Pantheon Is The New Shortlist, which…
Scott Lapatine | January 12, 2006 - 11:53 am

God Bless Bloc Party

Sorry our Bloc Party prizepack giveaway disappeared temporarily. So many of you want it, our inbox complained. New rules to enter: just post why you…
Scott Lapatine | January 5, 2006 - 6:46 pm

More Target Rock

Yesterday we discussed Target’s “Baby Got Backpack” commercial. Today someone sent me a link to It’s another new Target campaign, aimed at college-bound indie-rock…
Stereogum | August 3, 2005 - 10:42 am

Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Nominees and odds of winning according to bookies at William Hill: Kaiser Chiefs ‘Employment’ – 4/1 Coldplay ‘X&Y’ – 6/1 Bloc Party ‘Silent Alarm’ –…
Stereogum | July 19, 2005 - 11:16 am