Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong have scrapped plans to release their self-titled debut album, despite having early copies distributed and reviews printed – including The Fly’s verdict here.
The album was set to be released on August 4th; however, as the band's manager, Raye Cosbert, told NME.COM, the band recorded their debut too early in their musical career and will release a newly recorded album in early 2009 instead. "They've grown as musicians, the album was recorded too early in their career," Cosbert admitted, "The band have all agreed that's it's the best thing to do [re-record the album]." Cosbert also confirmed that the band have not set a date for starting work on their new material.
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong’s label Vertigo/Mercury Music Group explained in a statement: "Obviously we completely respect our artists' creative decisions. Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong are a great band and we look forward to releasing their first album in the near future." The band have not cancelled their forthcoming live dates.