New Music: Bloc Party – "Octopus"

I love this time of the year. The summer weather is in full swing and great new music begins to leak in advance of the late summer/early fall releases.

I have been a fan of Bloc Party since “Silent Alarm” came out in 2005. The the two releases that followed didn’t live up to their debut, but after listening to “Octopus”, I’m excited about their upcoming album, “Four”.

“Octopus” sounds like it could have been a B-side from “Silent Alarm” recording session. I love that they went back to guitar-driven music, which was lost in the last two albums that focused on a more electric sound.

Bloc Party’s new album, “Four”, comes out August 21st with a U.S. tour starting on September 14th.

The music video for “Octopus” is after the jump…


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