The Verve working on reunion album
First single available on band's MySpace pageNEW YORK -- The Verve has christened its reunion album "Four" and will release it before the end of the summer.
The set is due Aug. 18 via EMI internationally and a day later in North America, where it will come out on the Verve's On Our Own imprint with distribution via MRI/Megaforce/RED.
The album's first single, "Love Is Noise," premiered on BBC Radio One on Monday and is now streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"This is a very special band, with four incredibly talented people," the Verve's manager Jez Summers told Billboard in February. "They made three great albums before. And they're going to make another great album now. There's a bit of magic when the four of them come together."
The Verve got back together in 2007 following a nine-year hiatus. The band's last album was 1997's "Urban Hymns," which launched the U.K. combo to worldwide stardom on the strength of the single "Bittersweet Symphony." Since then, frontman Richard Ashcroft has recorded three solo albums.
The Verve has a dozen summer festival dates on tap, including a co-headlining slot at Glastonbury this month.