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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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 10, 2007

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006

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… More »

By: Stereogum / November 13, 2006

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… More »

By: Stereogum / November 10, 2006

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… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2006

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'… More »

By: Stereogum / October 16, 2006

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"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2006

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

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

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

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 betwee… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2005

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

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's cover… More »

By: Stereogum / March 4, 2005

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2005

Coming Soon To An iPod Near You

The year's not over, but we can start buzzing about 2005's hott releases... JAN 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) FEB Aesop Rock Fast Cars, Danger, Fire andMore »

By: Stereogum / December 17, 2004

A Little Britain

Stream NME's "CoolList" here. 1. Goldie Lookin' Chain "21 Ounces" 2. Kaiser Chiefs "I Predict A Riot" 3. The Futureheads "First Day" 4. The Rakes "Strasbourg" 5. Nine Black Alps "Cosmopolitan" 6. Bloc Party "Helicopter" 7. The Dears "Lost In The Plot" 8. The Concretes "Chico" 9. Babyshambles "Babyshambles" 10. Selfish Cunt "I… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2004
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