The Cribs have been forced to delay the release of their career retrospective ‘Payola‘ thanks to an unspecified manufacturing error.
In a detailed statement to fans, the Jarman brothers explained the work that has been put into the project means they don’t want to take any liberties with its final release.
“It’s with great disappointment, that we have to announce that the release date of ‘Payola’ has to be pushed back two weeks to March 11,” the statement reads. “This is due to a manufacturing error which was completely out of our hands. We, along with our longtime art collaborator Nick Scott, spent months going through the archives and trying to condense a decade into a sleeve that we were all really proud of – a physical record is a beautiful object, something that can often be overlooked in this digital age – and we wanted it to be perfect. It’s a significant record to us and we wanted it to be fully representative of the last 10 years of our lives.”
“We’re really sorry you guys, but it is out of our hands. We had the option of just pushing the physical release date back and still putting the digital out on the original date planned, but that isn’t fair to all of you that pre ordered the vinyl/anthology/CD, and it is against our ethic to do that. As mentioned above we have a great affection for a record you can hold in your hand, read the liner notes of, and enjoy on that level – so to reduce that to an afterthought was never an option.”
The expanded edition of ‘Payloa’ includes 18 additional b-sides and rarities. A video for ‘Leather Jacket Love Song‘ was premiered last month.