National Public Radio is more than just a nonprofit organization hell-bent on sedating its listeners with monotonous news reports. There’s music, too, and we’re not talking about the soul-crushing free-form jazz that fills the gaps between the Dow Jones report and the updates on international affairs. Available as a free MP3 for a limited time, Bloc Party‘s contribution to the NPR Live Concert Series showcases its Mercury Music-nominated Silent Alarm in its entirety. Recorded in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer, this uncensored, exclusive soundboard recording is well worth the strain on your broadband for highlights such as “Banquet” and the thunderous “Pioneers” encore. Who knew public radio could rock?
See www.npr.org (search: Bloc Party in concert)