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Les Savy Fav: ‘Our album leaking was like sex without the foreplay’

Band speak about 'Root For Ruin' being rush-released

Les Savy Fav‘s Syd Butler has compared the leaking of their album ‘Root For Ruin’ to sex without foreplay.

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, available on UK newsstands now, or available digitally worldwide right now, Butler said that the band were disappointed at the way album came out.

As a result of the leak, the New Yorkers were forced to digitally release ‘Root To Ruin’ over a month early on August 3.

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“It’s like foreplay,” Butler explained. “You want to have foreplay, or you just want to bang? This is like somebody said, ‘Hey, you want to have sex tonight?’ And you can’t do anything about it.”

Frontman Tim Harrington added that the band had shelved a series of audacious plans to promote the album following it being leaked.

“We had a lot of really cool, funny pranks and stunts planned before it came out,” he said. “You want to make it teasing and fun.”

Read the full interview with Les Savy Fav in this week’s issue of NME, available on UK newsstands now, or available digitally worldwide right now.

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