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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 it was our good friend and mashmaster team9 and his “Flaming Clipse” (using “Mr. Me Too”) on the MySplice project, and then it was ADD DJ Girl Talk adding “Wam… More »

By: 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 from the record (and if you hear Coldplay in the new, it’s intentional) — but the vid does provide countless ways to entertain yourself while on the regional rail. Try… More »

By: 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 bar in The Big Easy during Mardi Gras and *bam* … the world was weird. Well, BBC 1 premiered Bloc Party’s first video from A Weekend In The City last… More »

By: 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 single from A Weekend In The City. The album’s leak was a headline grabber, but kudos to the label for responding by giving everyone a band-sanctioned listen at the highly… More »

By: 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 yesterday, and if you pinned it down in cyberspace, you probably spent your rainy Monday listening and thinking the same, hyphenated two words: Front-loaded! Even if this is a pre-master… More »

By: 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, ’cause Kele & Co. are pulling out of those upcoming gigs. From the band’s website:Bloc Party have been forced to cancel a number of shows on their current US tour… More »

By: 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 with the billing that made us resort to IM shortspeak is finally happening, and the Party moderator has crafted this missive, asking his minions to show Panic! fans what the… More »

By: 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 albums. Walkman Paul Maroon and Decemberist Colin Meloy both sing the praises of The Pogues’ Rum Sodomy & the Lash, but we’re anointing Colin’s love vlog the winner, as he’… More »

By: 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 a cross-section of the UK’s student body in an effort to uncover their “favourite” dancefloor anthems. Here’s the Top Ten:1. “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” – Arctic… More »

By: 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 show in the (718) this Saturday are in for a few new tunes, like “Waiting For the 718″ (no relation) and the political “Hunting for Witches.” The first set of… More »

By: 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 recognizes under-the-radar albums (less than 500k copies sold domestically between 7/1/04 and 10/30/05).Pantheon Awards: Top Ten Finalists
Animal Collective Feels (Fatcat)
Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird NowMore »

By: 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 love Bloc Party in the comments. You have to include a valid e-mail (don’t worry, it won’t display on the page) or we won’t be able to contact you. If… More »

By: 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 fans. Bloc Party, 22-20s, British Sea Power, the Hold Steady and other bands are featured in slick webepisodes that attempt to further blur the line between entertainment and marketing. I… More »

By: 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’ – 6/1
KT Tunstall ‘Eye To The Telescope’ – 6/1
The Magic Numbers ‘The Magic Numbers’ – 8/1
Hard-Fi ‘Stars On CCTV’ – 8/1
Antony And The Johnsons ‘I Am A… More »

By: Stereogum / July 19, 2005 - 11:16 am

Bloc Party = Gang Of Four + Noam Chomsky + Benetton

Remember last spring when Bloc Party was the hippest thing on your iPod? Before NME crowned them “the band of 2005, no contest … as vital as The Clash in ’77″? Before Entertainment Weekly said essentially the same thing? And P-Fork gave their debut an 8.9?

Well now Newsweek’s mathematicians have blown the band’… More »

By: Stereogum / March 4, 2005 - 12:59 pm

Bloc Party Watercooler

How long before this week’s NME’s coverboys steal the dance rock crown from the Franzies?

Find out what the hot fuss is about (link via ProductShopNYC). More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2005 - 3:18 pm

Artists To Watch In 2005

According to Pitchfork, which gets some love in today’s Sun Times

Bloc Party: Jagged guitar lines and dense harmonies pepper the hook-filled songs from England’s latest ’80s indie revivalists.

Jesu: Former frontman of industrial pioneers Godflesh merges spaced-out shoegaze and sludgy heavy metal.

Justus Kohncke: Recent singles from this Cologne-based producer range… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2005 - 9:35 am

Coming Soon To An iPod Near You

The year’s not over, but we can start buzzing about 2005’s hott releases…

Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (Saddle Creek)
Chemical Brothers Push the Button (Astralwerks)
Low The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop)
Mercury Rev Secret Migration (V2 import … US release in May)

Aesop Rock Fast Cars, Danger,More »

By: Stereogum / December 17, 2004 - 5:44 pm