Some keen-eared Redditors yesterday noticed that there was something a little bit off about their advance vinyl copies of Sydney-based singer-songwriter Gordi‘s debut record ‘Reservoir‘.
You see the B-side of the record didn’t really sound like Australian indie-pop so much as like an unreleased Queens of the Stone Age record – because that’s what it was.
Yep, turns out those lucky/unlucky/depends-on-your-perspective music enthusiasts received pressings of the record that featured three songs from QOTSA’s new album ‘Villains‘, produced by Mark Ronson: ‘Fortress‘, ‘Head Like A Haunted House‘ and ‘Un-Reborn Again‘; instead of the B-side of the album they expected.
Both albums are due out next Friday on different labels: Gordi’s on Jagjaguwar, and QOTSA’s on Matador Records.
Chris Swanson of Secretly Group, Jagjaguwar’s parent company, confirmed the cock-up, telling Pitchfork: “This is a pressing defect that we’re working diligently to resolve as quickly as possible. It’s not the first time this sort of thing has happened, but we’re all hoping it’s the last.”
Gordi thought it was all pretty funny, probably because it is:
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’. I anticipate either people won’t notice or they’ll appreciate the dynamic shift.
How exactly their vinyl pressing plant managed to fuck up so majorly no one knows (-hurr hurr hurr-).
Gotta feel bad for whoever was responsible though. We imagine they’re feeling a little like this: