Published Mar 22, 2012Despite Bloc Party scaring their fans last fall over speculation that frontman Kele Okereke had been fired from the group, this past January we learned the dancey indie troupe were indeed still together and plotting their next LP. It turns out that the new collection will now come out on New York imprint Frenchkiss Records.
Okereke delivered news of the signing on Bloc Party's website earlier today (March 22), and recounts that he and his bandmates are plenty stoked to be on the same label as Les Savy Fav, Crocodiles, Passion Pit, the Dodos and more.
"This 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," he wrote. "Frenchkiss has released some mighty fine music over the years, music that has gone on to influence this very band."
The label seems just as stoked over the deal, posting the simple statement: "Woohoo! Yes, we signed Bloc Party. Welcome to the FKR family."
A street date has yet to be set for the outfit's next full-length, which follows 2008's Intimacy. The band will, however, reissue their first single, "She's Hearing Voices," on Record Store Day (April 21) through UK imprint Transgressive.
As previously reported, Bloc Party will also be appearing at this year's Osheaga fest in Montreal this August.