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New Verve Album Out Aug. 19

Reunited Brit-pop and shoegaze quartet prep their much-anticipated follow up to 1997's Urban Hymns, tentatively titled Four.

William Goodman // June 24, 2008

After a ten-year absence, gaunt, shaman-like frontman Richard Ashcroft’s recently reunited psych-pop outfit the Verve will return Aug. 19 with their yet-to-be titled follow up to 1997’s acclaimed set Urban Hymns.

Currently, confirmed details are sparse, but according to web rumors, the band’s fourth album to date will be titled Four — go figure! — and will drop stateside on the Verve’s On Our Own imprint. One confirmed detail: The album’s first single is titled “Love Is Noise,” a bass-thumping, trance-like freak-out replete with stringing guitars and “love”-heavy lyrics, and is streaming now via the Verve’s MySpace page.

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