Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning Fights "Inferior" Album Leak By Selling It Digitally

Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning Fights "Inferior" Album Leak By Selling It Digitally
When it comes to album leaks, you either love ’em or hate ’em, and right now it’s safe to say Broken Social Scenester Brendan Canning definitely hates them. The Toronto songwriter’s new solo disc Something for All of Us... has found its way onto the internet nearly two months before its scheduled July 22 release day. However, it’s not the early nature of the leak that has Canning fuming — it’s that this leakage is of the unmastered, sonically inferior copy of the album.

But being the smart guy that Canning is, he’s already hatched a plan to fix the leak. Via a message posted today on Canning’s MySpace blog, he lays it out:

I've decided to correct the situation by releasing the album digitally myself, because I can. So this is for all you early birds who just couldn't wait for July 22nd. But you know, it won't be like going to your favourite record shop and getting a copy in your hot little hands, or sitting in your basement downloading it to your iTouch phone while playing Grand Theft Auto, it merely corrects the situation that is...a messed up version of my record floating around on the Internet, and this is not how I wanted my record to drop.

So what this means is that starting today you can purchase the fully mastered digital download of Something for All of Us... at the Arts and Crafts Gallery. You won’t get any lovely liner notes, glossy photos or a chance encounter with a surly clerk this way, but you’ll at least get the real deal.