Klaxons sound an awful lot like Bloc Party, but they're also making much more exciting music than Kele Okereke and company these days. Sophomore offering "Surfing the Void" sounds like it came about five years too late, yet it offers enough melodic swell and wayward thump to brave indie rock's shifting stylistic currents. And let's be honest: After endless months of getting lightly pummeled with mumbling chillwave acts, it's nice to hear a little power and precision, even in the context of overblown rave rock.

Klaxons sound an awful lot like Bloc Party, but they're also making much more exciting music than Kele Okereke and company these days. Sophomore offering "Surfing the Void" sounds like it came about five years too late, yet it offers enough melodic swell and wayward thump to brave indie rock's shifting stylistic currents. And let's be honest: After endless months of getting lightly pummeled with mumbling chillwave acts, it's nice to hear a little power and precision, even in the context of overblown rave rock.