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Post by Kean » Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:27 pm

I'm absolutely certain this latest "buzz" band (to be honest, I've heard people talking about them since last year, but I never really paid close attention) are going to be the new Franz Ferdinand of 2005. They'll make a big splash, see distribution in the major music store chains, oversaturate the market, and then quickly fade out of people's consciousness (seriously, when was the last time you heard someone talking about Franz Ferdinand?).

I'll be damned though if these guys aren't one incredibly tight band. The hooks are thrown out left right and centre, and they're really catchy, too. Fun, disposable rock at its best.

Download a bunch of legal Bloc Party MP3s! I highly recommend the single from their debut LP, "Banquet."

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Post by Kazu » Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:21 pm

That record label, Dim Mak Records, was started by the cousin of one of my best friends in high school. I found out about this band after stumbling on the Dim Mak website a while back, and yeah, they're very good. I hear them being played on KCRW quite a bit these days.
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Post by Kean » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:25 pm

Cool! Well, I'm sure they're going to do extremely well, then. :)

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Post by WillisDrummond » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:48 am

They're on the roster for this year's Sasquatch Festival, taking place in May at the beautiful Gorge Ampitheater in Washington state. Also on the lineup: Pixies, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, and Wilco.

thanks for the heads up.
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Post by Clank » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:40 pm

Whoa, these guys are really catchy! Thanks for telling us about them.

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Post by newstreamer » Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:04 pm

I think Banquet is also my favorite in addition to their rexmies of two of their songs: Banquest and Tulip. For a band that never released a full LP, they are sure catching on everyone's ears - at least most.

I'm still not hook on them.

Yeah, when was it the last time someone mentioned Franz Ferdinand? Music is music - a cycle of trends. Some will stay, others will fall out.

Dance rock is the new "in".

Hm... I also find a dominating band during a movement:

Bloc Party = Franz Ferdiand?
Elkland/The Bravery = The Killers (but better than the Killers. Heh.)

I can't think of any more, but I'm sure I left some out.

Aight!

PS - Thanks for the link.
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Post by Joey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:41 pm

These guys are pretty cool! They sorta remind me of the Futureheads and at times the Dears...
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Post by TheBeff » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:23 am

i went to see them last month in the city.

they're amazing live.
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