Vancouver indie-folk outfit the Fugitives are shaking their heads after a pressing plant mix-up swapped out copies of their brand new Bigger than Luck EP with an instructional CD on how to lose weight.
Mercifully, the affected discs weren't the ones that hit retailers, but rather a batch of promos sent out to radio stations. Regardless, the circumstances were too eerily similar to when the band's 2010 record Eccentrically in Love was involved in a snafu that placed Sade CDs in their jewel cases instead.
Understandably, the Fugitives were dumfounded to have another mix-up affect their records.
"I guess it means we're officially jinxed," co-frontman Adrian Glynn said in a statement. "Brendan [McLeod] and I have decided to sit in a dark room and quiz one another about our past to see what we could have done to the universe to make it have this vendetta against us.
"We're seeing it as a sign of the band's maturity. We've gone to inadvertently releasing sultry Sade jams, to releasing CDs about reducing calorific intake. It's not sexy, but it's sensible. An evolution to our accidental sound."
As previously reported, the Fugitives have a new LP on the way this fall as well, which Light Organ Records has now fit with an October 22 due date. Neither an album name nor a tracklisting has been revealed, which is just as well. Considering the band's luck this far, there's really no telling what will actually pop up on the CD edition until it comes out of the factory.