Published Oct 02, 2015There's no denying that punk, hardcore and indie fans have a secret love of Lana Del Rey's music, but does the appreciation work in the opposite direction? That'll now be tested, as packages of the pop star's Born to Die LP were accidentally shipped with Wildhoney's Sleep Through It record instead.
As City Paper reports, a YouTube user uploaded a video suggesting that their Lana Del Rey record was playing something a lot faster and louder (and arguably better) than the sombre mope pop they signed up for.
Gord Dufresne, who released Sleep Through It on his British Columbia-based Deranged Records imprint, confirmed the mix-up to City Paper. "All copies of this particular pressing of the LDR record were pressed this way," he told them. "A good portion will be recalled and likely recycled but lots of copies are now circulating.
"This happened due to a mix up with the stampers at the plant — small mistake with huge implications. To be fair to the plant in question, this sort of mistake has occurred with other projects at other plants but it's typically caught before it has a chance to get into the hands of customers/fans."
Here's hoping some LDR teens end up getting into Wildhoney's potent blend of shoegaze, punk and indie rock.