UK art-punk veterans Bloc Party are back, and maybe it’s a bit late, but they’ve got your Song of the Summer. FINALLY. Move over, Daft Punk. The new track is called “Ratchet” and it’s a tribute to rapper Waka Flocka Flame. (Okay, probably not, but maybe.) If you’ve ever dreamed about watching a music video where a guitar pops out of a guy’s head (but not like, in a gross bloody way or anything), then the “Ratchet” video, featuring the work of animator Cyriak, is for you:
“Ratchet” comes to us off the band’s forthcoming Frenchkiss Records EP called The Nextwave Sessions, which is a tribute to micro genres like “chillwave” and shit. (Okay, again, probably not, but maybe.) The EP is due August 13 as a digital download. The album was produced by studio wizard extraordinaire Dan Carey, who has worked with Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.
The Nextwave Sessions tracklisting:
03. French Exit
05. Children of the Future