We've received three press releases in the past hour notifying us that Third Eye Blind's new album accidentally leaked online.
We're dubious. It's not that we don't believe Ursa Major can be found online. We just don't believe that anyone gives a fuck.
Apparently, this "accidental" leak has prompted the band to officially release the album (its first in six years) on Monday — one full day before it was supposed to come out.
Says frontman Stephan Jenkins: "I leave the country and my album ends up leaking. I was in Jakarta performing for the fine citizens of Indonesia after their devastating terrorist attack -- I can't speak more highly of the country." (Yeah, we too are wondering what the fuck this has to do with anything.)
He continues: "And to those leakers who posted the wrong album, well, shame on you for being lazy. You guys know the lyrics and presentation are important to us. Rock on!"
Yes, his final words are "Rock on!"
If you actually care about Third Eye Blind and want to hear the album legally, the band is streaming it on its MySpace page. The rest of us can just carry on with our day by listening to something good. —Michael Gallucci