Canadian Celtic punks The Mahones shared some disappointing news this morning for their American fans. As you most likely know, The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) was released in early October on Whiskey Devil Records in Canada and on East Grand Records for the USA. That was the plan anyway.
According to the band, all US orders of The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) have been cancelled and will be refunded through East Grand Records. You can read the full statement from the band below, and trust they are working to line up new distribution for the US soon. *Note there’s been an update with some good news regarding those orders in the statement as well.
You can order a digital copy of the album on iTunes here. Part Two is due out in February 2015.
The Mahones’ Statement (via Facebook):
“We have some bad news, American friends.
We have just been advised by East Grand Record Company that they are not able to release The Mahones’ The Hunger & The Fight in the USA. We were informed, in their words, that they “don’t have the time, energy or finances” to handle the release. They’ve confirmed that they will be refunding everyone’s orders, and you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Please note that this in no way affects the orders made through The Mahones, or The Mahones’ fundraiser, which are all being shipped next week from Toronto (you got an email from us about it).
We’ll have new USA distribution shortly, and you can expect an announcement soon. We’re as disappointed as you are.
NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS!
We at Whiskey Devil Records / The Mahones have decided we need to do something to rectify the situation regarding our last post re: East Grand (USA distribution).
We feel really terrible that people aren’t getting the stuff they ordered, and even though East Grand has promised to refund everyone’s money, we really wanted everyone to actually get our album. We’re really proud of it.
If you ordered something from East Grand and didn’t receive it, please email us at email@example.com, and we’ll send you a *signed* CD, Poster and two tickets to any Mahones concert for free. We’ll be at Whiskey Devil Records headquarters next week shipping out all of the remaining packages for The Mahones’ fundraiser, and so we can ship out some free CDs to anyone who isn’t getting what they ordered.
If you ordered a T-Shirt as part of your bundle, let us know, so we can give you a voucher for a free shirt at the next Mahones concert you come to.
All cash refunds will have to come from East Grand as The Mahones and Whiskey Devil Records did not receive any of that pre order money. We hope this helps.”