The Dears Address Album Leak
Published Sep 23, 2008The inevitable has happened to the Dears new album Missiles its leaked. But that doesnt mean the band have to be happy about it. In fact, via the Montreal groups MySpace page, the Dears actually say they are "a little bit devastated about the whole thing, sending out a message to fans about the ethical conundrum they now face.
Over to the Dears:
Our new album and finest work to date, still not due for several weeks [October 21], is out there. While we are 100% appreciative that people care enough, the Dears are still pretty old-school. This was not exactly our intention and to be honest, even though it's kind of cool, we can't help feeling a little bit devastated. We were always aware of the inevitability, as we are living in the modern age. In fact, we don't expect anyone to empathize at all. Nevertheless, you now have these options:
a.) download it now.
b.) wait and buy it later.
If we may have any say in the matter, whatever option you choose, we truly hope you enjoy it. We are excited and terrified all at once.
On a more positive note, the Dears also took the opportunity to announce a bunch of upcoming tour dates, both here in Canada and south of the border, as well as a lone UK show. Here they are:
9/30 Waterloo, ON - The Starlight *
10/1 Hamilton, ON - Casbah *
10/2 Montreal, QC - Masonic Temple (Pop Montreal) ^
10/9 Toronto, ON - Music Gallery %
10/10 Toronto, ON - Music Gallery ^
10/16 London, UK - Porchester Hall
10/21 Boston, MA - Great Scott $
1022 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's $
10/23 New York, NY - Hiro Ballroom $
10/24 Chicago, IL - Metro #
10/25 Madison, WI - Majestic #
10/27 Denver, CO - Bluebird #
10/28 Aspen, CO - Belly Up #
10/30 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club #
11/1 San Diego, CA - Belly Up #
11/3 San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
11/5 Portland, OR - Berbati's #
11/6 Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
* with Gentleman Reg
^ with the World Provider
% with Shawn Hewitt
$ with Eulogies
# with Secret Machines
The Dears "Whites Only Party