The first video from Bloc Party's forthcoming album, FOUR, has been released.
Filmed for first single "Octopus," the video follows an exclusive first play of the song on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1.
Bloc Party "Octopus" video:
"Octopus" is available for sale July 11th.
Produced by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In, Polysics), FOUR - which will be released on Frenchkiss Records on August 21st - was recorded and mixed in New York City, and is the band's first full-length since 2008's acclaimed Intimacy.
First single "Octopus" hits the ground running with a blast of instantly recognizable nervous energy. The band's signature angular guitar interplay and driving rhythm section, coupled with singer/guitarist Kele Okereke's dynamic vocal, make "Octopus" a decisively enticing first taste of the album.
Bloc Party also recently announced a full tour of the U.S. The dates are below.
Bloc Party 2012 U.S. tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
7/30/12 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
8/3/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hard Festival
8/4/12 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/5/12 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/7/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *sold out*
8/8/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *sold out*
8/9/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *sold out*
8/11/12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
8/12/12 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
9/14/12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/15/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
9/16/12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/17/12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/19/12 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/21/12 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
9/22/12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/28/12 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Photo credit: Marley Kate
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
Bloc Party Official Website