We’re really sorry, you guys

It’s with great disappointment, that we have to announce that the release date of Payola has to be pushed back 2 weeks to March 11th. 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.

In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying the album we gave away with NME today, and that those unreleased tracks are enough to tide you over for now!

Thanks for your understanding. We tried man, honestly.

The Cribs x