Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Evidence of the power of prayer

Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong have pulled their album, despite having already distributed copies to some journalists. Or perhaps because they had:

[T]he band's manager, Raye Cosbert told NME.COM that he suggested to the band that they shelve the album because they had recorded it too early in their career. He said it did not represent them as a band now.

Cosbert said that the band agreed with the notion after it was suggested to them. The band's label, Vertigo/Mercury, have agreed to release the newly-recorded album when it is recorded. The new album should be released in early 2009.

You have to wonder just how badly the album stank for the label to happily write it off - although, of course, as some copies are out in the wild we could probably find out after a few minutes on the Bittorrent.

The suspicion, of course, is that far from not giving a true reflection of the band, it reflected them only too well.


Simon said...

As far as I can see, there are two reasons for the decision:

a) The band feel that after several months' hard touring the album they recorded at the end of last year wasn't the best account they could have given of the songs;

b) Universal noted their last single peaking at number 93 and the new one's distinct lack of airplay, remembered how much the advance was and shit themselves.

I wonder...

Alex B said...

Wonder no longer!


Anonymous said...

it's been online for about a month! i'm surprised you didnt know this shb! you indie loving thing, you

simon h b said...

Anonymous #2:
It's almost as if I had better things to do online than search the torrents for them, isn't it? Hard to believe, I know.

Anonymous said...

shb - you didnt thank alex b for the link...

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