In a bizarre mishap, some people have been able to sample the anticipated new QOTSA album Villains a little early after several of its tracks turned up on the B-Side of the new record by Australian artist Gordi, Reservoir.
As Pitchfork reports, tracks named ‘Fortress’, ‘Head Like A Haunted House’ and ‘Un-Reborn Again’ showed up on the latter half of the Gordi record, and the issue was noted by several users on Reddit who had picked up their copies early.
Both albums are set to drop next Friday August 25, but Reservoir is out through Jagjaguwar, while Villains is through Matador.
“This is a pressing defect that we’re working diligently to resolve as quickly as possible,” Pitchfork was told by Chris Swanson, head of the label family Secret Group that oversees JagJaguwar. “It’s not the first time this sort of thing has happened, but we’re all hoping it’s the last.”
For her part, Gordi joked about the issue in a statement, and is surprised to be sharing the spotlight with such a high-profile record like Villains.
“Obviously I was aware that the Queens of the Stone Age album was coming out the same week as mine and I was aware it would probably garner all the limelight, so the logical solution was to just chuck a bunch of their songs on Reservoir,” she said. “I anticipate either people won’t notice or they’ll appreciate the dynamic shift.”
We’re sure her fans will be happy to get some proper copies of the record sent out to them, and maybe they’ll be able to flog their rare pieces of music history on Ebay to some eager QOTSA fans.
QOTSA meanwhile have just surprised us all with an awesome dance-filled clip for ‘The Way You Used To Do’ – one of only two songs from Villains we’re actually meant to have heard.
Gordi fans got a shock when they heard QOTSA’s Villains on the back half of her debut LP