Thursday, April 29, 2010

Justice: Ou Est Vous?

There's this French musical duo I really like, Justice.  Their debut album, , was a worldwide hit, and for good reason.  I always liken them to Daft Punk if Daft Punk WERE harder, better, faster, and stronger.

Well, that debut album hit back in 2007, and people have clamored for the group's sophomore effort since then.  In 2009, we finally heard rumblings; Justice would be distributed by the newly-reborn Elektra imprint.  Better yet, there would be a new album in "early 2010"!

Time passed.

It's early 2010.  The latest news regarding Justice's new album is almost half a year old.  What happened?  By now, I think the public expected a release date.  The fact that we don't have one is a pretty good indicator that we won't see this album by "early 2010".  I draw that line firmly at the end of June - two months away.  If this album were going to be ready by then, we'd have month-old "release date" marketing and a smattering of European tour dates.

It's no fun to see a favorite band fall from the face of the Earth.  I really hope there's positive news soon, both for Justice and for Elektra.  A delay like this, with no word or explanation, can't help the public's view of Elektra's rebirth.

I know what music Amanda Palmer is listening to during road trips.  It's not hard to get the word out these days; it practically spreads itself.  Ed Banger, Elektra, Justice: can't you let us know anything about the new album?

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