Itís been a tough go for The Libertines the past year or so, but at least their album has a release date. Band co-founder Pete Doherty has been in and out of rehab, in and out of jail (once last summer for burglarizing band mate Carl Baratís London flat and once this week for being in possession of a switchblade during a traffic stop), and Doherty has left and rejoined the band on a number of occasions. With his mental and physical status in such a constant state of flux, itís good to know that the album release is set in stone: their self-titled CD will be in stores at the end of August. The UK will see the 14-track, Mick Jones of The Clash-produced record on August 30, while a day later Rough Trade will drop The Libertines sophomore effort Stateside. Look for ìCanít Stand Me Nowî to be the lead single from the album and look for Doherty to end up in the news a few more times before the album is in stores.
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