Published Mar 28, 2013After originally being pegged for a January release date, copies of Death Cab for Cutie's expansive vinyl box set have finally begun making their way to people's mailboxes, but early reports suggest many of the records have arrived mislabelled.
Modern Vinyl points out that the five platters in the seven-record set allegedly feature the wrong labels, meaning, for instance, when you slap on your copy of We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, you'll actually hear the Forbidden Love EP. Based on message board reports from fans, the only LPs to arrive with the correct labels are 1998's Something About Airplanes and 2003's Transatlanticism.
You can find the detailed list of the errors down below, where you'll also find a video of a fan playing one of the mislabelled LPs. However, it should be noted that it's unclear if only some of the sets were perhaps shipped with the incorrect labels or if the entire run was affected.
A statement has not yet been made by the band or Artist in Residence, which released the box set and sold out of all 1,500 copies that had been pressed.
Photo Album = The Stability EP
The Stability EP = You Can Play These Songs with Chords
You Can Play These Songs with Chords = We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
We have the Facts and We're Voting Yes = Forbidden Love EP
Forbidden Love EP = Photo Album
UPDATE: Artist in Residence has now provided the following statement to customers about the misprint:
We are writing to thank you for your purchase of this set and to address a problem that you may have discovered. By now, many of you have received your set, and you may be wondering why several of the records are mislabeled. It has been discovered that the records were mixed up at the manufacturing plant during production. We are looking into this issue and are working diligently to understand how this mix-up occurred. Rest assured, we will fix each and every one of the sets that are mislabeled. This will require us to have the mislabeled albums remanufactured and reshipped out to you. We do not yet know when we can expect to receive the remanufactured albums, but we are working to provide an anticipated shipping date as soon as possible. Once again, please accept our deepest apologies, and we ask for your patience while we work to correct this issue.