The Matches make lemonade

The Matches upcoming album, A Band in Hope, leaked. I gotta admit, the pirate in me is a smidge excited. Anyway, that’s not the point– the message they posted in response to the leak is:

By chance, today marks the official unofficial CD release party of our new album A Band In Hope! It has leaked. The tiger is out of the ziplock.

How may you make payment to the musicians who created it? Glad you wondered. [Cut=Read on…]

When you download or rip the album, do something nice for a stranger. Give a dollar to Jumpstart a car. Give a rose to an old woman eating alone. Leave an open ended love letter in someone’s shoe at the gym. But actually, those examples are not as great as the ones you will come up with! Take a video of it on your camera or cameraphone or if you don’t have that, take a photo, or draw a picture, and send it to us (or it if it’s a big file) to us at

Of course, when March 18th rolls around, it’s still hugely helpful to us if you buy the record. Yet we only ask that you purchase it if you love it and/or want to/ have the means to support us. By all means, download it first! Eagerly awaiting brilliant directorial debuts of good karma stirring.

Now that, my friends, is some high-quality, creative lemonade-making. Good form!

Source: Shoutmouth