September 22, 2008

Bloc Party

Promo Photo from Bloc Party

Bloc Party is by no means an undiscovered act. The four piece English indie rock band has been around for the better part of a decade; the group broke through by passing along a demo to the BBC and Franz Ferdinand. Over the course of their career, they've shifted from a raw rock sound to incorporating various layers and including electronic music.

"Talons" is actually my first Bloc Party experience and...sweet jesus...I think it's spectacular. The pseudo dance beat rhythm section at first kind of worried me; I thought it was going to be another The Killers "Somebody Told Me" catastrophe. Instead, I found a frantic, in-your-face with no fucking around, beautiful rock song. It's badass, I promise.

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