After rumours of a break up last Fall, indie outfit Bloc Party squashed the false claims and announced that they were in fact in the studio working on a fourth studio album. Now, the band has announced that they have left Wichita Records, who put out their first three albums, and opted instead for Frenchkiss Records. Frontman Kele Okereke announced via the band website that "[t]his signing has made Bloc Party very happy because not only do we know and love the people at this label but we know and love this label’s output. Frenchkiss has released some mighty fine music over the years, music that has gone on to influence this very band."
The album remains without a release date or name, but given that the band has also announced a slew of festival performances, namely North American festivals HARD Summer Music Fest in Los Angeles and Osheaga Festival in Montreal, it is inevitable that details of their fourth LP will surface soon. Take a look at the band's full tour itinerary after the jump.
Bloc Party 2012 Tour Dates:
06/26-30 – Borlange, SE @ Peace and Love Festival
07/04 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/08 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock Festival
07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/13-15 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Summer Music Fest
08/04-05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/16-18 – St. Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival
09/04 – Mallorca, ES @ Mallorca Rocks
09/05 – Ibiza, ES @ Ibiza Rocks