Knife Party’s ‘Abandon Ship’ drops ahead of November 24th release date
In an exciting turn of events, Knife Party’s debut album Abandon Ship has been released today, more than two weeks ahead of its expected release date. It’s still unclear whether the move was intentional or not (we’re leaning towards no), but one thing’s for sure: it’s officially out. Knife Party confirmed the news on their Twitter:
Abandon Ship is now live on iTunes. Happy Friday!
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) November 7, 2014
After months of delays and rehashed hype, it’s a bit ironic that the album has come out without any forewarning, but in the end I don’t think anyone is complaining. We’ll have to give it some time to sink in before offering a full analysis, but from the first few listens, it’s already transcended our expectations.
Knife Party’s perfectionism is immediately evident and the diversity of styles is refreshing. From the disco-influenced “Superstar” to the satirically brilliant “EDM Trend Machine,” Abandon Ship explores novel territory while retaining the duo’s signature sound.
UPDATE: Knife Party has confirmed on Facebook that the early release was indeed an accident: “So iTunes accidentally released the album three weeks early…”