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 CD version of the single comes with remixes of the track by CSS, Flosstradamus, and John Lydon (one of those is a lie), which could possibly dampen some of the Peter Gabriel echoes. Or not. We have CSS’s fizzy “Mercy” shakeup via YouTube, where it’s busy scoring someone’s game of Audiosurf, a game I know nothing about.
The “Mercury” single’s out today (8/12) via Atlantic. The American version is digital-only, but you can get it as the aforementioned CD as well as a 7″, 12″, or limited edition disc set in the UK and etc. More info at blocparty.com.