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Old 05-23-2008, 01:02 AM   #241
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So I got a hold of a gold mine and I think I have all the b-sides now. So if any Blochead on here is minus a few and would like, just PM me and I can send them on over. The list is as follows:

(In chronological order, so far as I can tell)


This Is Not A Competition
The Marshals Are Dead
The Answer
Staying Fat
Storm and Stress
Skeleton
Always New Depths
The Present
We Were Lovers
England
Version 2.0
Selfish Son
Atonement
Cain Said To Abel
Cavaliers and Roundheads
Rhododendrons
Secrets
Emma Kate's Accident
The Once and Future King

I also do have Tulips, Hero, Two More Years and Flux, but I bought them off iTunes, so they're write-protected and I don't know how to take that off.

Anyway, the offer is open if any of you want to take advantage.

Until July 29th at The Mayan . . .
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:02 PM   #242
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Bloc Party Debut New Single!

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Bloc Party gave a world exclusive first play of their new single 'Mercury' to the Zane Lowe Radio 1 show in the UK tonight, if you missed it you can hear the song now on the Radio 1 website here.

Speaking live on the show about the new song and the on-going recording session for the band's third album Kele said "we're in the middle of it. we're still writing and working on it so it's quite hard to have an overview really, we are making the record i always wanted us to make so we just can't wait for it to be done".

The single will be released on the 11th of August.


The new song. Weird. VERY WEIRD




Though I'm always stoked for new Bloc Party, regardless.
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How are we supposed to be able to listen to the weirdness, Fitz?
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #244
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I don't know why the link in the e-mail didn't work.

Try this: BBC - Radio 1 - Zane Lowe

Enjoy the bizarreness!
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Sounds like a remix honestly.

Regardless, pretty entertaining song.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:04 PM   #246
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oh man I can't wait for this

new BP album
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #247
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Ok, and I thought the song was weird!!!!!!!



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Old 07-08-2008, 12:13 AM   #248
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Cool song

A new album so soon?! Any ideas when it will be out? Will the new album follow the new single, or is this just a stand alone single like Flux was?

I like the pace that Bloc Party is churning out new music.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:34 AM   #249
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^ So far they're on an album-every-2-years pace. Silent Alarm in 2005 and A Weekend In The City in 2007.

They're touring through September, so my guess is we won't see an album until 2009. So far both of their albums have been release in or around March.

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Sure it isn't another one off single like Flux and Two More Years, as opposed to the first single from a new album?

I'll have a listen, A Weekend In The City was a magical album.
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Ok, and I thought the song was weird!!!!!!!



...what the fuck

Bloc Party has gone crown on us

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Ok, seriously, I don't like this nearly as much as Bloc's original sound, but it's certainly interesting. If this whole album is weird and electro maybe it'll sorta be their Kid A? It's definitely got the weird factor. I'm curious to know what the rest of the album will be like, for example how they'd do slower songs.

I kinda miss the guitar ... but the bizarre cacophony of sound at the end of the song is certainly something. The song grows on me the more I listen to it...
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The song "may or may not' be on the new album apparently.

Am I the only one who doesn't think the song is THAT weird? They're hardly the first rock group to ever make an electronic dance song. It is what it is.
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"Speaking live on the show about the . . . on-going recording session for the band's third album Kele said "we're in the middle of it. we're still writing and working on it so it's quite hard to have an overview really, we are making the record i always wanted us to make so we just can't wait for it to be done".
I would think this is NOT the first single from the new album, seeing as how the new album is only 1/2 way through the recording sessions. I think it's more a one-off in the vein of "Flux" or "Two More Years".

My excitement was just over the fact that a new album is in the works, not that "Mercury" was a single off that new album.


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Am I the only one who doesn't think the song is THAT weird? They're hardly the first rock group to ever make an electronic dance song. It is what it is.
Well, it's weird for Bloc Party. Obviously there's much weirder music out there, but as far as Bloc Party's output, I would say this is the "weirdest" they've ever sounded.
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Fair enough, I can agree to that. I think I've just listened to the Silent Alarm Remixed album enough that it doesn't seem all that shocking to hear their work done as dance music. Or something. And stuff.
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Fair enough, I can agree to that. I think I've just listened to the Silent Alarm Remixed album enough that it doesn't seem all that shocking to hear their work done as dance music. Or something. And stuff.

I'm such a bad Blochead; I don't have "Silent Alarm Remixed" . . . though I have heard the Minotaur Shock Remix of "Tulips" and I absolutely love it!!!!!
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Fair enough, I can agree to that. I think I've just listened to the Silent Alarm Remixed album enough that it doesn't seem all that shocking to hear their work done as dance music. Or something. And stuff.
Which is fine, but within an actual song? I don't dislike it, but whoa haha. So are we getting an album this year if this is out in August, or is it one-off? I'm certainly waiting for a new album as they're my favorite band this decade, but I think I'll take it one off to avoid an album like this haha.
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Mercury is pretty cool. I prefer Flux, which is more "electronic dancey", but the electronic nature of both songs seems to suggest that they are one-off departures from the Bloc Party sound, as opposed to properly established new musical directions that will be utilised for their next album.. Mind you I initially found, and still find The Prayer to be kind of on it's own in relation to the other songs on Weekend In The City.

Who knows, let's wait and see what happens.
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Mercury is pretty cool. I prefer Flux, which is more "electronic dancey", but the electronic nature of both songs seems to suggest that they are one-off departures from the Bloc Party sound, as opposed to properly established new musical directions that will be utilised for their next album.. Mind you I initially found, and still find The Prayer to be kind of on it's own in relation to the other songs on Weekend In The City.

Who knows, let's wait and see what happens.
That's a good point, and this stuff kinda sounds like The Prayer more than anything (or maybe She's Hearing Voices). Really despite being "weird" it's a somewhat natural progression from A Weekend in the City which had a bit of a more electronic sound with The Prayer, On, Where is Home and in general more going on production wise as opposed to the rather bare bones approach of Silent Alarm.

I guess we'll have to see what the album is like... I agree that it probably won't be on the album if they're not even done recording it yet. But I like that I constantly get new Bloc material
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I've done some searching and it seems more people involved are saying this year than not for a new album, so if they're releasing an album by the end of 2008, doesn't it seem unlikely they'd release a single that's not connected in August? Of course then again nothing in the music business can be predicted based on what seemed "normal" these days.
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august is also a little early if the album isn't out til, say, december...

but yeah, who knows

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