British rock band Bloc Party has confirmed its fourth studio album, Four, in a blog post on frontman Kele Okereke's personal blog.
"We have just finished mixing our new record. I am very proud of it. It is the best thing that we have ever done and finishing this record has taken us on quite a journey," Kele said.
Despite rumors that the band was close to calling it quits--which Kele said was just a publicity stunt to take the eyes off of them--Four will be released on Aug. 20.
"This record is the sound of four people in a room, loving what they do and doing it to the best of their ability. It is the sound that only the four of us could make and I am prouder of it than any record we have ever made."
A trailer for the new album can be found below. Pre-order Four here.