Today I came across this cool little Panda Bear quote, concerning the Strawberry Jam leaks:
Did you hear that Domino is pretty pissed about the new songs leaking?
I heard they sent out a thing; I know they’re stressed about it. It’s a complicated issue. I know, from our side, after a second of them being upset about it, we were like, “Forget about it. Don’t make a big deal about it.” I know they traced back the leak to one person and he was going to get fired, and we don’t want to do that to anybody. We don’t want anybody to get fired…I don’t think he’s going to get fired anymore. I’m happy about that.
At the same time, you trust these people with these things and, you know, the leak was really good for my record…and we had to send the promos out really early because of travel schedules and other things. But, I think the label will mellow out about it. The only thing we’re really upset about with the leak is that it’s only parts of it. I think there are six songs out there now. People aren’t even able to get the full experience of the album, which bums us all out quite a bit. So if you’re listening leakers [speaking directly into the tape recorder], put up those other three songs, man, pronto.
For me, this pretty much cements Noah Lennox as the coolest person in modern music. The rest of the interview is pretty interesting, too, especially Noah’s opinions on how leaks effect album sales, so be sure to give it a read. Oh, and here are the Strawberry Jams I’ve been digging the most lately (which just happen to be the Panda jams . . .)