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Blur to release two new songs via Twitter

Blur has announced it will release new material live via its Twitter feed Monday, July 2. The band will perform two new songs, “Under The Westway” and “The Puritan,” on a worldwide live video stream starting at 1:15pm EST.

The two songs were written for the band’s upcoming sold-out Hyde Park concert, which may or may not mark the end of the years-long Blur reunion. The band has (kind of) never publicly performed either of the songs before, debuting them here live from a “secret UK location”—which hopefully means Queen Elizabeth’s bedroom at Buckingham Palace, but probably means some recording studio in the English countryside. (Or, as Pitchfork claims, a London rooftop.) Following the online performance, both songs will be available for download. A limited edition 7-inch of the tracks will also be released by Parlophone on August 6, right after the mega-box set of all the band’s recorded work to date that's due out July 30.

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