Bloc Party to Release Third Album 8/18

bloc_party_311x406-1.jpgBloc Party recently played a run of sold-out American shows, including stops at Lollapalooza and Virgin Festival, and will be returning to the States for more shows later this year. Bloc Party’s third album, Intimacy, is available to pre-order digitally today, August 18th, via the band’s website – http://www.blocparty.com.  Download purchases will be delivered on August 21st.  The record will see its release in stores on October 28th, 2008 on Atlantic Records.  Fans who pre-order the physical album, which will contain different tracks from the digital release, will receive a free download of the digital version upon purchase.
 
Bloc Party alerted fans to Intimacy’s existence, as well as their ability to purchase the record instantly, via their first-ever web chat this afternoon.  After an unfinished version of their last album, A Weekend in the City, was leaked four months prior to its release, the band decided to get their newest collection of songs out to fans immediately upon the album being mastered and ready for the hearing.
 
Produced by Paul Epworth (producer for Silent Alarm) and Jacknife Lee (producer for A Weekend in the City), and mixed by Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, etc.), Intimacy was recorded in Kent and London.  Some songs are Bloc Party at their most wildly experimental, ditching their guitars for something all together more exciting, while other tracks are simply classic Bloc Party, fitting in seamlessly amongst fan-favorites “Helicopter,” “Banquet” and “So Here We Are.”  Urgent, explosive, beautiful, daring – these are all words that describe Intimacy’s ten tracks.  The album’s first single “Mercury” is already a chart-topper in the band’s native England.
 
Bloc Party recently played a run of sold-out American shows, including stops at Lollapalooza and Virgin Festival, and will be returning to the States for more shows later this year.
 
The tracklisting for Intimacy…
Ares
Mercury
Halo
Biko
Trojan Horse
Signs
One Month Off
Zephyrus
Better Than Heaven
Ion Square

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