Blur has revealed when you can download two of its new songs,"Under the Westway" and "The Puritan,"
"Monday the [July 2] somewhere in London on a rooftop, we will be performing both new songs, for the first time, live on Twitter," bassist Alex James said in a video announcement posted on the band's Twitter feed. The songs will be available for download following the performance.
Back in February, Blur reunited in London and played "Under the Westway," a melancholy number that recalls Let It Be-era Beatles tracks. According to James, the two songs were written in support of the band's upcoming Olympics closing ceremony celebration concert in London's Hyde Park on Aug. 12.
"'The Purtian' is a big and bouncy, up-and-at-'em singalong special," James said in the video. "'Under the Westway' is more of a hymn. But I think they'll both go down very well."
Blur's last album, Think Tank, was released in 2003. Whether these songs lead to further recording is unclear, but James says he's pleased with the tracks.
Blur is made up by lead singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and James. The alt-rock band released its first album in 1991.
For more on the singles, head over to Pitchfork.com. Watch James make the announcement above.
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