Bloc Party have got to be one of the most remixed bands around. The band themselves clearly embrace this as they are now set to release their second remixed compilation.
In 2005 we saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Silent Alarm, shortly followed by the brilliant ‘Silent Alarm : Remixed’. Now, four years on we are told of the forthcoming release of ‘Intimacy : Remixed’ a collection of reworks which make their 2008 release more suitable for dance-floors than the original indie anthems.
‘Intimacy : Remixed’ is released on May 11th this year and will be available on limited edition CD or triple 12”. It will also be available digitally. The album will include remixes by Gold Panda, Mogwai and Filthy Dukes and will lead off with a remix of ‘Signs’ by Armand Van Helden which will be released as a single on the 27th of April.
You can watch the much talked about video for that track here:
(I’ve never been so freaked out by a mouth, you’ll know what I mean when you see it…)
The full track listing for the album is:
1. Ares – Villains remix (Direct Link) (Alt Link YSI)
2. Mercury – Herve is in Disarray remix (Direct Link) (Alt Link YSI)
3. Halo – We Have Band Dub
4. Biko – Mogwai remix
5. Trojan Horse – John B remix
6. Signs – Armand Van Helden remix
7. One Month Off – Filthy Dukes remix
8. Zephyrus – Phase One remix
9. Talons – Phones RIP remix
10. Better Than Heaven – No Age remix
11. Ion Square – Banjo or Freakout remix
12. Letter To My Son – Gold Panda remix
13. Your Visits are Getting Shorter – Double D remix.
The Herve remix alone, is worth buying the album, so do it HERE.
To mark the occasion, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourite past Bloc Party remixes, god knows, there’s enough to choose from!