Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut.
newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. Earth-555, where the US is a failed state, and China the reigning softpower. The artist is deliberately modeling the characters on popular US tv actors. It’s kinda weird. It’s all good.
Afro Samurai, kick-ass anime – with American voice actors in it from the start. Mostly noteably Samuel L Jackson as the titular character and his sidekick. Gratuitous violence a plenty. Similar to Samurai Champloo in some ways, whilst still being able to distinguish itself.