News The Raconteurs Thought They Had a Good Plan, Apple Ruined It
posted by March 21 at 14:17 PMon
Earlier this week the Raconteurs announced they would be releasing their new album Tuesday with no press blitz—no advanced copies, no months worth of interviews, reviews, heavily-pushed radio singles, and blah blah blah.
It seems they thought they were in complete control of their music, keeping it from being leaked early.
But Apple fucked up.
According to Idolator:
Looks like the iTunes Store accidentally leaked the Raconteurs’ Consolers Of The Lonely a few days before its Tuesday release—reports are filtering in from people who successfully purchased the album on both the US and UK versions of the iTunes store, and it’s apparently popping up on the peer-to-peer services as well. (In the interest of reporting, I tried buying the record, only to be greeted with a “This album is no longer available” message.) Who among us would not love to be listening in on that angry phone call from Jack White?
Whoops. It is no doubt already available on your favorite file-sharing service.