Albums are delayed for all sorts of reasons — just ask any rapper, ever — but “train wreck” usually isn’t one of them.
Yet a train derailment earlier this week in Indiana jeopardized delivery of vinyl copies of “All My Lovely Goners,” the latest album from Northampton band Winterpills. Two freight trains collided Sunday, April 8, in Gary, Ind. The Chicago Tribune reported that two members of a train crew were injured in the crash, which left train cars piled atop each other and scattered around an intersection in Gary.
The band, which raised money via Kickstarter for the vinyl pressing of its lovely fourth LP, sent an e-mail update Tuesday: “The good news is, it’s FINISHED and being shipped to us where it was slated to arrive 4/11/12! The bad news is, the train it is on HAS DERAILED AND CRASHED in Indiana somewhere, and UPS is trying to figure out if the vinyl was damaged or destroyed in any way. We aren’t even kidding.”
Winterpills followed up with a message this morning: “The vinyl survived the train crash and will be delivered to us TODAY. PHEW.”
In other words, if you ordered a vinyl copy of “All My Lovely Goners,” you’ll have it soon.