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posted Nov 5, 2008, 1:15 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Press Here



Hot on the heels of the release of their incredible new album, Intimacy, out now on Atlantic Records, Bloc Party are thrilled to announce select West Coast shows this December!  This limited run sees the London four-piece playing five shows only, so these are definitely shows you will not want to miss.


Following the surprise digital release of Intimacy in late August via their own website, Bloc Party's third studio album continues the thrilling sonic trajectory of their previous, critically-acclaimed recordings.  Produced by Paul Epworth (who produced Silent Alarm) and Jacknife Lee (who produced A Weekend in the City), Intimacy is a jittery adrenaline rush of an album filled with broad atmospherics and intensity via buzzsaw guitars and wildly propulsive drumming. Certainly their most personal album to date, Intimacy is loaded with mythological references, Chemical Brothers-esque beats, Afrika Bambaattaa-style vocals, a choir, bells, whistles, anxious guitar bursts and Kele Okereke's brilliant voice detailing the decay of relationships and emotions gone awry. 


"...has the raw feel of a live album, despite the layers of swirling keyboards and samplers...Frontman Kele Okereke treats his voice like a strange instrument, chopping it up and dropping it into the mix...he sounds liberated...he makes Intimacy a confident new peak for his band...a seamless rock record - their most dynamic yet." – Rolling Stone

"engrossing...the group pushes toward full-blown eclecticism..." – The New York Times



Bloc Party’s live show maintains the band’s reputation as one of rock music’s most compelling voices, with tours regularly selling out across America.  And we know first hand that the songs from Intimacy sound even more exciting live. 


The dates are:

12/10/08                     Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

12/11/08                     Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

12/12/08                     Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

12/14/08                     Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

12/16/08                     San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego