by Gary Fletcher
Röyksopp announced on their blog yesterday the details of their follow up to Junior, which was just released last year. The new album, Senior which was thought to be released in April has a rescheduled release date of the end of August. The band apologizes for the mix-up on the date and have posted this note on their blog,
"So… Regarding the release of Senior. As you correctly have noted, we promised you a release this April. We would like to start by apologizing for any false expectations this statement created. We love you, and we would never purposely misinform you. You see, instead of the release actually happening in April, a lot of other things happened.
Long story short, the toppling of the record industry finally rippled its way into our universe. As you all know, record companies have been having an “interesting” time lately, to say the least. Because of this, to ensure the best possible release scenario for Senior, we have gone through many changes on exactly who we’re releasing it with.
But now it’s all come together.
The album will be released at the end of August. And, even better, for those of you who live in places records are not released on time (and for everyone else too), we will also make the album available here on this website!
All in all, even though the extra wait is boring/ bad/ painful, this should be seen as good news. Senior is a very special release to us, and we would never release it without making sure it was in the best possible hands, when it comes to record companies and distribution. In a way, it’s almost fitting that it being a truly unique album, it would have a difficult start in life."
From the responses of the fans, the overwhelming majority are supportive and the general sentiment is—better late than never!
Until then, enjoy this great track off of Melody A.M., Röyksopp's first full-length.