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Bloc Party

Echo Mountain Recording (Asheville, NC)

Mar 27, 2013

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  1. 1 Welcome to Daytrotter 00:08
  2. 2 Truth 03:57
  3. 3 Day Four 03:08
  4. 4 Sunday 04:54
  5. 5 This Modern Love 04:47
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Liner Notes

How much more imperfect can anything be - compared to love - and still be so sought after? How messed up and aggravating could anything else be that would get so many free passes and turns of the cheek? Nothing else would be tolerated the way love is - in spite of it all.

From the very beginning, Bloc Party has written songs that are soaked in the idea that it's all a pain in the ass, but it's still the only thing most of us have going - whatever crumbs or whole parts of love that we're holding onto. It's still the ONE thing that we find ourselves caring about, looking for and killing ourselves to attain. It's that daily concern, the preoccupation that cooks our meals and heats our homes. This acoustic session performed by lead singer Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack, while touring through Asheville, North Carolina, in January, strips these pained feelings down to their raw strands. The protagonist in one of the group's most well-known songs, "This Modern Love," sounds to be taking it harder and getting worked over a bit more. Okereke sings:
"To be lost in the forest, to be cut adrift
You've been trying to reach me
You bought me a book
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
Baby, you've got to be more demanding I will be yours
I'll pay for you anytime
I'll pay for you anytime
And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Well, jump on, enjoy, you can gorge away
And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Jump right
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
And baby, you've got to be more demanding
Jump left
What are you holding out for?
What's always in the way?
Why so damn absent-minded?
Why so scared of romance?
This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me
This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Throw your arms around me."

It's that classic story with all the victims - feelings like victims and winners, all at the same time. They are people who love someone the most when they're hung over, when it feels like the closest they've gotten to what they think it's supposed to be, what it's supposed to feel like.

Bloc Party Official Site
Frenchkiss Records

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More Bloc Party

How much more imperfect can anything be - compared to love - and still be so sought after? How messed up and aggravating could anything else be that would get so many free passes and turns of the cheek? Nothing else would be tolerated the way love is - in spite of it all.

From the very beginning, Bloc Party has written songs that are soaked in the idea that it's all a pain in the ass, but it's still the only thing most of us have going - whatever crumbs or whole parts of love that we're holding onto. It's still the ONE thing that we find ourselves caring about, looking for and killing ourselves to attain. It's that daily concern, the preoccupation that cooks our meals and heats our homes. This acoustic session performed by lead singer Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack, while touring through Asheville, North Carolina, in January, strips these pained feelings down to their raw strands. The protagonist in one of the group's most well-known songs, "This Modern Love," sounds to be taking it harder and getting worked over a bit more. Okereke sings:
"To be lost in the forest, to be cut adrift
You've been trying to reach me
You bought me a book
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
Baby, you've got to be more demanding I will be yours
I'll pay for you anytime
I'll pay for you anytime
And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Well, jump on, enjoy, you can gorge away
And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Jump right
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
And baby, you've got to be more demanding
Jump left
What are you holding out for?
What's always in the way?
Why so damn absent-minded?
Why so scared of romance?
This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me
This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Throw your arms around me."

It's that classic story with all the victims - feelings like victims and winners, all at the same time. They are people who love someone the most when they're hung over, when it feels like the closest they've gotten to what they think it's supposed to be, what it's supposed to feel like.

Bloc Party Official Site
Frenchkiss Records