Bloc Party Four, Bloc Party Octopus, Bloc Party Video, Bloc Party CMJ
British dance rock group Bloc Party has unveiled the video for its lead single “Octopus” off of their upcoming release Four, which is due to hit stores on August 21 via Frenchkiss.
 
After a nearly four year hiatus, the band returns with an up-beat, rawer-than-usual sound in “Octopus” that leaves behind the electronic elements of its last release, Intimacy. The video features a performance scene in a barren warehouse space, but it’s livened up by rapid transitions and quick flashes of the same four colors featured on the album art for Four.
 
Check out the video and some upcoming tour dates, including some shows with California hardcore band Ceremony, below.
 

 
Tour Dates For Bloc Party
07/30 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Hard Festival
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 Pool at The Cosmopolitan
08/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
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*
 
* = with Ceremony