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The other day I mentioned that Kele Okereke lent his vocals to the Bloc Party, is gearing up to take America by storm. Their album, “Silent Alarm,” on hip indie label Dim Mak comes out later in March, but they have a few tracks for download on their website and singles were just released January 25. While their sound is definitely post-punk (imagine Gang of Four mashed up with English Beat), this Brit band mixes it up with the ballad-like song “Tulips,” where Kele’s vocals are reminiscent of Morrissey. This is the first serious buzz album of 2005.

Check out the MP3s.

Watch the video for Tulips.

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