Don’t abandon hope just yet, but Australia’s demonic DJ and production duo Knife Party has been forced to push back the official release date of their debut LP, Abandon Ship, another two weeks.
The second public delay for Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen’s long-awaited album looks to be related to distribution again, as was the case in mid-October.
The announcement came today via Facebook:
Sorry folks after lengthy discussions with the powers that be we can’t get the album in shops any quicker than Nov 24th #realmenmissdeadlines
Also, full album stream with THUMP on November 17th and exclusive online album launch party with Mixify on November 23rd
They also thanked fans for their patience and shared their thoughts on the situation in a series of Tweets:
anyone saying "you should have worked faster" or "you're unprofessional for going past deadlines" has never self produced a record before— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) November 3, 2014
we would much rather get things perfect then sell you a piece of shit on toast— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) November 3, 2014
But it turns out you all seem to be supportive and lovely people so it means a lot <3— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) November 3, 2014
That wasn't a "we're still working on it" rant we handed it in four days ago ;-)— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) November 3, 2014
Tune in to the THUMP stream Nov. 17 for the first official chance to hear Abandon Ship, and mark your calendars for the new official release Nov. 24.
Listen to a handful of the album’s already-premiered releases here.