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Bloc Party's second album, A Weekend in the City, was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee.[27] It was released in February 2007,[28] although it was leaked in November 2006.[29] It became available for download on the UK iTunes store before the physical release, and reached the number 2 spot on the UK Albums Chart.[30] The album also reached number 2 on the Australian and Belgian charts,[31][32] and debuted at number 12 in the Billboard 200, with 48,000 copies sold.[33] The first single, "The Prayer", was released on 29 January,[34] and became the band's highest charting single in the UK Top 40, reaching number 4.[35] In the build up to the release of the album, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe aired a live set by the band from Maida Vale studios on 30 January 2007, featuring a mix of old and new songs.[36] On 1 February 2007, A Weekend in the City was made available to listen to for free through the Bloc Party's official MySpace page.[37]

Bloc Party at The Brixton Academy, London, UK. October 2005.
The next single, "I Still Remember", was Bloc Party's highest charting American single, peaking at number 24 on the Modern Rock Chart.[38] The band released their third single, "Hunting for Witches", with an accompanying video clip in August 2007. The single became their only ARIA Chart entry, peaking at number 20.[39] In October 2007, it was announced that Bloc Party would release a new single, "Flux", on 13 November—ahead of their end of year gigs.[40] The electronic song, also produced by Jacknife Lee,[41] was very different from previous singles released by the band.[42]

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