Most of you know that The Unswept is no longer involved in any way with Draco records. As part of our agreement to leave the label, we agreed that Draco could re-release previously released material in different formats (greatest hits, compilations, etc.).
However, the agreement also stated that any previously unreleased material that we recorded while under contract with Draco would require our permission to be released. We would have the right to remix it or record it if we felt it was not up to standards.
Therefore, we were dismayed to see a bootleg recording of one of our live shows from our 2015 UK tour released as an official Unswept live album.
While we feel our performances are reflective of our live stage show at the time, Draco took it upon themselves to dub on ridiculous crowd noise, and in at least instance, substituted a studio recording and attempted to pass it off as live.
The recording is also only 27 minutes long and our sets on that tour were about 45 minutes. Therefore, listing it at the full retail price of $10 is inexcusable.
Please boycott this album.