Here's "Octopus" and the a REMIX by RAC. Honestly, the RAC Remix is MUCH BETTER, and you can't help but wonder why the band didn't include it on the album.
1. So He Begins to Lie
4. Real Talk
6. Day Four
9. Team A
11. The Healing
12. We're Not Good People
13. Mean (bonus track)
14. Leaf Skeleton (bonus track)
this link includes a handful of these new tracks played live. I haven't checked them out at this point.
The release date for this album is August 20/21st
I guess the things I can add about Bloc Party,
1) With lead singer Kele's solo career, there have been a lot of rumors about their demise. And those rumors apparently being false, I am happy, because his solo stuff never really did much for me (although I probably only listened to a few tracks).
2) Their last album 2008's Intimacy over time, while is/was not bad, I guess historically, will be regarded as worse than their 1st 2 records, A Weekend in the City and Silent Alarm.
That being said, I suppose had Intimacy been a favorite of mine, I'd be more jazzed about this record. But it was just spotty. However, I've always regarded them as being adventurous, and at times when the experiments work, I totally love them.
If they could write even just 1 more track like "Uniform" I wouldn't care how the rest of this record came out. The trailer doesn't really grab me a ton, but it's a trailer/teaser, which at times don't give much if any idea what an album is like.
I also am looking forward to seeing them on September 22nd, depending on schedules and priorities. Kansas is also playing Myth the same evening. If King's X are on the bill, I might find more motivation to see that show (I can't find any confirmation right now, King's X is opening for Kansas at the show at Myth, only some other select dates on the tour with Kansas).
I suppose it may depend on how good the new record is, among other factors, on which show I try and see (or neither).
I also think it's kind of interesting, how in recent years/since I originally got into Bloc Party, I enjoy bands that I often am reminded-of (or suspect were influenced) by Bloc Party when I hear them. Namely Foals and Everything Everhing, and ironically, I might consider myself more of a fan of both of them now, especially Foals. And all of three of them are British; which makes me just imagine if the 3 bands toured together, lol.
Bloc Party's upcoming Tour dates, including the North American dates with the band Ceremony.
Bloc Party 2012 Tour Dates:
06/29 – Borlange, SE @ Peace and Love Festival
07/05 – Sesimbra, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/06 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/08 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock Festival
07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/13-15 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/28 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
07/30 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Summer Music Fest
08/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/07 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
08/08 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
08/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
08/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
08/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/16 – Kiewitt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/18 – St. Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/24 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/25 – Zurich, CH @ Open Air Festival
09/04 – Mallorca, ES @ Mallorca Rocks
09/05 – Ibiza, ES @ Ibiza Rocks
09/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
09/16 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/19 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/12 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/13 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
10/14 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
10/15 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
10/17 – Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
10/18 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
10/19 – Manchester, UK @ WHP
10/20 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/03 – Nantes, FR @ Le Stereolux
11/04 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
11/05 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher de Palmer
11/07 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
11/08 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
11/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/12 – Stuttgart, DE @ Theatrehaus
11/13 – Dresden, DE @ Eventwerk
11/15 – Munich, DE @ Tonhalle
11/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/20 – Oslo, NO @ Rockafeller