We here at Ten Thousand Islands LOVE Liars and greatly appreciate the services offered by Insound for the past 10+ years (including a stellar 10 year anniversary party at Brooklyn Bowl this past Fall with moderately priced Brooklyn Lager). So naturally, we went for the souped-up version of Liars Sisterworld offered by Insound. The album was released on March 8th. We placed our pre-order hours after it was announced, some time in mid-February, via Insound. We got this email today:
From: XXXXX@insound.com <XXXXX@insound.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Your Liars- Sisterworld LP Pre-Order
I'm sorry to report that the release date for the Liars 'Sisterworld' 2XLP has been delayed until April 13th. I have no further information as to the reason for this album being postponed sadly.
This will not affect your place in the queue for the free kit. I'm unable to guarantee everyone will get one as the promotional item is while stocks last and we've had a phenomenal response for this new record. The
'Preparation Kit' will be distributed in order of who placed their orders first, as before, to keep things fair. I have my fingers and toes crossed you'll get one!
If, you're shipping address or payment information will change by April 13th feel free to drop me a line and I'll be more than happy to update your details.
However, due to the delay, our friends at Mute are allowing us to deliver you the MP3s of the entire record (because you pre-ordered through Insound) now! Please find the download link below. Due to the nature of downloads, if you would like to cancel your order, don't download the MP3s and please contact me asap.
Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused.
So, on top of getting the album a month late, and possibly not even getting the bonus materials that was the whole point of the pre-ordering the deluxe edition, the courtesy download doesn't even include the second disc of reinterpretations, which was the OTHER reason for ordering the deluxe edition.
Does this speak to an unhealthy obsession on our part with Liars? Yes.
Is this a total bummer? Yes.