Bloc Party On World Cafe | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : World Cafe

Filed Under:

Bloc Party On World Cafe

Bloc Party is back. The British band whose debut album, Silent Alarm, was a sensation in 2006 released its new album Four this year after a lengthy hiatus. The group's latest departs from recent electronic forays and returns to the artful post-punk sound of Bloc Party's heyday.

The new album is raw, vibrant and aggressive. Singer Kele Okereke lends Four his typical ferocious intensity, accompanied by crunching guitar riffs. In this interview and live performance, Bloc Party explains how the Occupy movement in New York influenced the tone of Four, and Okereke discusses what it was like to come back to a group dynamic following the release of a solo album.

Copyright 2012 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
NPR

Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.
NPR

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.