Entries tagged with: Bloc Party
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.
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]
The rest of the interview and MP3 downloads here.
Bloc Party played a lot of shows at SXSW this past week.
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.
Bloc Party continue their reign as one of my favorite bands of the moment.
And of course, more MP3s, Videos, and games at BlocParty.net.
If you haven't already, pre-order Silent Alarm from Insound.
That's how I felt last night as Bloc Party rocked the stage at the "legendary" (Bloc Party called it that, not me) Motherfucker party at Roxy in NYC. From where I was standing (dancing) it seemed the entire crowd was in agreement (Hillary Duff included).
I don't work on President's day, so I didn't take any pictures. Luckily both Bronxxx of Last Night's Party and The Cobra Snake were in attendance. Above and below photos from Last Night's Party. Cobra Snake didn't post his yet, so look at his pictures of Beck and Har Mar Superstar instead. Then head over to Central Village for an in depth review of the evening.
The buzz in blogland is already that Silent Alarm will likely be one of the most popular records of the year. Decide for yourself. Stream the entire album.
Bloc Party aren’t just hoping, they’re trying. Maybe it’s over-long at 13 tracks but that’s just us being picky. ‘Silent Alarm’ is the unpigeonholeable soundtrack to 21st-century life as a cast-off. In a world of posers, fakers and bandwagon-jumpers, Bloc Party are unquestionably ‘4 real’. They never shy away from showing their truest feelings, even if those are of vulnerability or weakness. It’s this honesty which has spoken to people and will speak to a hell of a lot more when ‘Silent Alarm’ rings out beyond the desks of music journalists.
NYC Bloc Party Tix (Friday show is already sold out)
via More Cowbell
04.07.05 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04.08.05 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
This is in addition to the date I announced two posts ago.
Above photo grabbed from the Cobra Snake.
"Hotly tipped U.K. rock act Bloc Party has signed to Vice, which will release its full-length debut, "Silent Alarm," on March 22. The group made a big splash this fall with its self-titled Dim Mak EP, led by the single "Banquet.""
via Largeheartedboy, where you'll find links to even more torrents by bands like Wilco, Pantera, and Eagles of Death Metal...
My initial reaction: 2005 is going to be the year of the Bloc Party. (translation: the album is REALLY REALLY GOOD)
Paul (The Rub) has also posted one track for download.
The Bloc Party show at Tribeca Grand wasn't as good as the one at Knitting Factory 2 nights earlier. Maybe because Knitting Factory was their first U.S. show ever. Maybe because Knitting Factory is a better venue. Maybe because they were tired from 3 nights of partying and playing in the U.S.A. (Philly the night before) Maybe because they didn't go on until two hours after they were advertised to go on. Maybe because most people had to wait on a long line to get into this 'free' party. Maybe you don't agree. Anyway, they still rocked...short set or not.
Rumor: Bloc Party signed to a major U.S. label @ Tribeca Grand.
Here are some pictures from this event (2 October 2004).
(Related links at the end of the pictures)
Bloc Party did not dissapoint. Here are pictures from last night @ Knitting Factory, NYC (30 September 2004).
Manic Mess reveals the details:
Saturday October 2nd, 2004
Justine D and Dave P Present
MORE! MORE! MORE!
The Tribeca Grand Sub-Basement
2 Avenue of the Americas NYC
Special performance at 11pm
By BLOC PARTY
DJ'S: Justine D, JDH, Dave P
Select open bar from 10pm-11pm
and drink specials all night!
Bloc Party is playing the Tribeca Grand Hotel on 10/2. I guess that's to make up for the show that was supposed to be at the now closed Filter 14.
A.R.E. Weapons are headlining (???) the Bloc Party show at Knitting Factory.
Goin to Franz Ferdinand tonight?
Don't delay, your future depends on it. :-0
Here are the posted set times:
And while you're at Ticketweb, you can also now pick up tickets for Bloc Party at Knitting Factory.
If you haven't already, check out the Bloc Party video at NME.
The first two Pixies show sold out in negative ten seconds. I didn't get tickets. :(
I did get some tickets for the second Wilco show at Radio City though. I think tickets are still available.
Why are Bloc Party tickets still not on sale?
The Decemberists never stop touring. Here are their unannounced upcoming tour dates:
22 - Champaign, IL @ High Dive
23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin Coolidge
24 - Cleveland, OH @ Beechland Ballroom
25 - Clinton, NY @ Hamilton College
26 - Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theater
27 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
28 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
29 - Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa (Pop Montreal
14 - Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
15 - Portland, ME @ Big Easy
17 - Columbus, OH @ Little Brother's
18 - Galesburg, IL @ Knox College
19 - St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hills Duck Room
20 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
21 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
22 - Norman, OK @ Opolis