Originally Posted by SYRFox
atsonicpark, they actually did NOT say they wanted the album to be leaked. Someone hacked Geo's email account and sent this email to all blogs and stuff. This was confirmed by the band (Bradford Cox wrote in Deerhunter's blog that he had got Geo on phone and that his e-mail account had really been hacked)
We have a winner.
Even if that wan't the case, in the article it pretty much transpires that the leak of two songs was bothersome to the band 'cause the finished product is meant to be heard as a whole, wether it's shit or not, therefore the band opted for a desperate move in order to get people to hear it the way it was intended to be heard.