Sub Pop Accidentally Streams Sleater-Kinney’s New Album Three Weeks Early
Sleater-Kinney fans who pre-ordered the band's long-awaited reunion album received a bit of a surprise yesterday (Dec. 22) when they found they were able to stream 'No Cities to Love' three weeks before its Jan. 20 release date. Unfortunately, it was an error by their label, Sub Pop, and Stereogum reports the Seattle-based indie corrected the mistake a few hours later with a healthy dose of humor.
“While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream, the truth is we made an error in granting that access today," the record label said in an email to customers. "We wish we could blame an elite squad of foreign hackers bent on disrupting our meticulously planned release but the truth is we just messed up."
Customers who visited Sub Pop's online store also found the following message:
Hello Mega Mart Customers Who Have Pre-Ordered the New Sleater-Kinney Album!
Please accept our apologies for adding April Fools’ to the already overlong list of holidays celebrated in December. When you pre-ordered the Sleater-Kinney album No Cities to Love from our website, you may have read that an advance stream of the album would be made available today, December 22nd. While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream, the truth is we made an error in granting that access today. We wish we could blame an elite squad of foreign hackers bent on disrupting our meticulously planned release but the truth is we just messed up. We hope you enjoyed your brief holiday taste of this incredible album. We look forward to sharing this album stream with you again on a more permanent basis on January 13th.
'No Cities to Love' is the first new album from the riot grrrl trio since 2005's 'The Woods.' Check out the single, 'Bury Our Friends,' below.
Sleater-Kinney -- 'Bury Our Friends' Official Music Video