Blondie Writing New Disc

Reunited new-wave band plans to record in spring and release album by year's end.

New-wave icons Blondie are writing songs for a new album, a spokesperson for their label, Beyond Music, said. The band plans to record in the spring, with an eye toward a release before the end of the year. After an extended hiatus, the "Heart of Glass" and "Dreaming" band re-formed to release No Exit a year ago; they followed in November with the concert album Live.