9.7.08

My Mercury's In Retrograde

Bloc Party.  Well that's a name I haven't heard in a little while. Weren't they good or something?  While listening to their new single, "Mercury," Kele Okereke's unique voice brought it all back.   Ohhhh yeahhhhhh.   Bloc Party.   They're fucking tasty.

After last year's A Weekend In the City, the Bloc Party crew has been touring and working on a third album that could be released by the end of the year.  A wonderful surprise, their new single, "Mercury," was debuted on BBC Radio 1 this Monday.   The third album is said to take on an electro, experimental direction, and their first single confirms that.   Kele has stated that it will have the rawness of Silent Alarm and experience of A Weekend In the City.   I'm not sure what that means, but "Mercury" has already been named the "hottest track in the world."  I figure that should count for something.

While you're waiting for the much anticipated album to come out, check out their totally ordinary music video for "Mercury" (if you think a life story of a walking lobster clawed cow, operated on by gorilla surgeons and fortune tellers, is ordinary)... or catch them at Webster Hall August 6th and 7th.

Bloc Party - Mercury
Bloc Party - Flux
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches (RAC mix)

1 comment:

Paul said...

mmm that song is freakin hot.