Not a great start to the week for Sub Pop who recently released Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear. The album which has been in huge demand came in several formats including a lovely Deluxe Double Vinyl LP (cut at 45 RPM over 2 pieces of vinyl) in which they attempted ‘to replicate the “wow factor” of such legendary album packages as the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers zipper cover by Andy Warhol’…unfortunately they replicated the same “defect factor” in doing so.
They put a lot of work into creating the ambitious jackets for the album which featured elaborate pop-up art when opened (see video below). Unfortunately all that layered pop-up artwork created a fair bulge so that when the LPs were sealed some warped. So there are no doubt a lot of disappointed audiophiles out there. The label promised ‘to be less ambitious in the future.’
For those affected the label are now making non-warped, colored-vinyl LPs to replace those damaged and they will announce a delivery date for them soon via their website.
You should contact your place of purchase for instructions on how to obtain replacement LPs. More details or getting a replacement here.