Bloc Party To Release New Single in August

blocparty.jpgThe single is available to pre-order now in a very special limited edition disc-set which includes heavyweight 12” and heavyweight 7”, as well as a maxi CD which comes in a metallic gatefold sleeve. London’s Bloc Party will be releasing their brand new single, “Mercury,” on August 12th via all digital service providers.  “Mercury” was played for the first time this week on Radio One’s Zane Lowe Show.  Speaking live on the show about the new song and the ongoing recording session for the band’s third album, singer/guitarist Kele Okereke said, “We’re in the middle of it.  We’re still writing and working on it, so it’s quite hard to have an overview, really.  We are making the record I always wanted us to make so we just can’t wait for it to be done.”
 
“Mercury” can be heard via Radio One’s website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe
 
The video for the track is available on the band’s new website – http://www.blocparty.com
 
The single is available to pre-order now in a very special limited edition disc-set which includes heavyweight 12” and heavyweight 7”, as well as a maxi CD which comes in a metallic gatefold sleeve.  The tracks for this disc-set are:
 
 7” heavyweight vinyl
 A. Mercury
 B. Idea for a Story
 
 12” heavyweight vinyl
 A. Mercury (extended)
 B. Mercury (instrumental)
 
 CD
 1. Mercury
 2. Mercury (Herve is in disarray remix)
 3. Mercury (CSS remix)
 4. Mercury (Flosstradamus remix)
 
You can pre-order this now from the official shop – http://www.blocparty.sandbag.uk.com
 
The digital version of “Mercury,” available in all American digital service providers, will feature the song, as well as additional b-sides.
 
Lastly, Bloc Party will be returning to North American shores this summer for a brief run of shows, with Canadian dates to follow in the fall.  The dates are:  
July
28 – The Glass House, Pomona CA
29 – Mayan Theater, Los Angeles CA
30 – Fillmore, San Francisco CA
 
August
01 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
02 – House of Blues, Chicago IL 
05 – Fillmore at Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
06 – Webster Hall, New York NY
07 – Webster Hall, New York NY
09 – V Festival, Baltimore MD 
 
September
05 – Royal Oak, Detroit MI
06 – V Festival, Toronto Canada
09 – Edmonton Events Centre, Edmonton Canada
10 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary Canada
12 – Envol Macadam, Quebec City Canada
13 – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredricton Canada
14 – The Marquee Club, Halifax Canada
15 – The Marquee Club, Halifax Canada
17 – Metropolis, Montreal Canada

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