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- Posted on Aug 21st 2008 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
As a result, Cox and Co. were forced to release their forthcoming album, 'Microcastle,' originally due October 28, on iTunes Wednesday.
"I have researched it and am not going to make excuses, but the fact is that Mediafire has made several upgrades recently when I was taking a break from blogging," Cox responded. "In all seriousness, I am the one who f---ed up by not realizing that without creating an account, Mediafire has been archiving my uploads 'for my convenience' via my 'browser cache' and that as part of their new 'convenient' features they offer automatic 'folder sharing' which must be turned off. I don't blame anyone for, and am not accusing anyone of stealing things."
"Please keep in mind that these records are made possible by our record labels," Cox adds. "If you downloaded it in advance through the leak and you can afford it I urge you to support those labels and us by downloading it legally."
Furthermore, Cox blogged, "I also want to make something very clear and I'm going to keep it short: I don't sit around scheming up ways to get publicity. Nobody affiliated with us our any of our labels leaked 'Microcastle.' When I make records by myself or with Deerhunter, I enjoy taking into consideration lots of aspects about the whole release. I wanted 'Microcastle' to be a Fall/Winter record. That might sound stupid to some of you but it's the whole truth. I don't blame you for listening to it now that it's widely available, but its just another part of the project that was taken out of my hands by someone not associated with the band or label."