Major Lazer will soon be releasing their second studio LP Free The Universe but they will have to wait a little bit longer than originally expected.

In a statement from the group, they said "Our fans are the most important part of what makes Major Lazer what it is. It is with that consideration that "FREE THE UNIVERSE" will not be released this month as previously scheduled. We never want to disappoint our supporters but circumstances out of our control have made us unable to keep the intended date. For anyone disappointed, we are truly apologetic and we promise that this hiccup has only made what we have planned for the album stronger. We tried extremely hard to keep the date but it was ultimately decided that rushing the album would have been unfair to you and everyone who worked so hard on it.

For now however, the group has released a free mixtape called Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1, which is the first of three planned mixtapes that they will be releasing. You can download it here. Be sure to pre-order Free The Universe on iTunes on February 26th (there will be a free download of the upcoming single 'Watch Out For This (Bumaye)' included with the pre-order). Free The Universe will be released via Mad Decent/Downtown.