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Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm, SXSW, and some more Picaresque

SILENT ALARM

Silent Alarm With all the excitement yesterday about Picaresque and Arular, I totally spaced the fact that Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm was actually released (in the U.S.A.) too. You’ve heard people say that it’s hard to be excited about a release date when you’ve been listening to an album leak for months. The same goes for an album that already came out in another country. Silent Alarm falls in to both categories. Leaked, then released in the UK, and then finally released in the United States.

One Louder was lucky enough to score an interview with Matt and Kele from Bloc Plarty after their performance at Roxy last month. In it, they touch on that very subject…

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Are you surprised by the reaction you’re getting in New York? Your shows were sold out well before the album’s release date.

Matt Tong: It’s the downloading that’s going on.

Does that bother you?

M: I remember the people who are singing the words [laughter] and we meet them afterwards.

Kele Obereke: We get the roadies to go out and shut those people down. We give them the shakedown. [laughs]
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The rest of the interview and MP3 downloads here.

There’s nothing more I need to say about Silent Alarm. I’ve said it all before. I really, really like it.
Oh yeah, the U.S. CD has the song Little Thoughts on it. My leaked download didn’t.

SXSW

Bloc Party played a lot of shows at SXSW this past week.

Elijah Wood went to see them

Check out an awesome picture of Bloc Party playing at Urban Outfitters during SXSW (via One Louder)

Tony Hicks says Bloc Party was the best band he saw at SXSW.

Of Bloc Party’s performance, Chart Attack says, “It’s insane. It’s awesome.”

More photos at Flickr.

PICARESQUE

Pitchfork gives Picaresque an 8.3

Previously

The Decemberists | Picaresque & M.I.A. | Arular

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