A Logical Conspiracy Theory

The new 36 Crazyfists album comes out today. As happens on every Tuesday in the U.S., it’s not yet available at the iTunes Music Store. I wonder if Apple has an agreement with the record labels to delay a new release’s availability?

It makes sense to do that; the hardcore fans* of [whatever gay-ass “indie”-sounding poofter band is popular at the time] will buy their new CD for the full retail price at a store the very day it’s released… instead of paying $9.99 at iTMS and downloading it.

Just a thought.

*Forget those people who don’t use iTunes/iTMS and/or don’t have a compatible playback device (read: iPod); they steal all their music for their crappy-ass MP3 players anyway… or are otherwise unwashed luddites.

Update: As Doug points out in the comments, the new 36CF isn’t available in the U.S. yet… but that doesn’t discount the lag time imposed by Apple.

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  1. I Think it’s a UK release only @ this point bro. We’ll probably get it here in the US near the end of summer. You can buy it off Amazon as an import CD though.

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