Sub Pop Accidentally Streamed Sleater-Kinney’s Reunion Album 3 Weeks Early

Earlier today, we named Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love our most anticipated album of 2015. Also earlier today: Sub Pop accidentally released an advance stream of the record to those who pre-ordered it. They owned up to the mistake in an email: “While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream, the truth is we made an error in granting that access today. We wish we could blame an elite squad of foreign hackers bent on disrupting our meticulously planned release but the truth is we just messed up.” The stream is down now, but was apparently up for a few hours before it was pulled. The label says that they’ll share the advance stream with those who pre-ordered on 1/13, a week before the record’s official release date. Here’s their email in full:

Sub Pop Email

Hello Mega Mart Customers Who Have Pre-Ordered the New Sleater-Kinney Album!

Please accept our apologies for adding April Fools’ to the already overlong list of holidays celebrated in December. When you pre-ordered the Sleater-Kinney album No Cities to Love from our website, you may have read that an advance stream of the album would be made available today, December 22nd. While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream, the truth is we made an error in granting that access today. We wish we could blame an elite squad of foreign hackers bent on disrupting our meticulously planned release but the truth is we just messed up. We hope you enjoyed your brief holiday taste of this incredible album. We look forward to sharing this album stream with you again on a more permanent basis on January 13th.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
The Sub Pop Mega Mart

No Cities To Love is out 1/20 via Sub Pop.

[Thanks to Stereogum reader John Reid for the tip!]