The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means managed to sell out every pre-order copy of the vinyl reissue of their sophomore album, Dog Problems, just five hours after it was announced yesterday afternoon.
The band's debut, Interventions + Lullabies, which celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday, was also announced to receive the the vinyl reissue treatment, and also just managed to sell out, a day after its announcement. Check out a message from the band:
The deluxe version of Interventions + Lullabies just sold out.. Still plenty of the standard black copies here http://t.co/VPcXy9eSBC— The Format (@theformat) October 22, 2013
Surprised by how quickly the reissues sold, The Format are "discussing options for those who missed out" and promise that "more news" is forthcoming.
Dog Problems sold out.. Never imagined they would go in 5 hours, so we're discussing options for those who missed out. More news tomorrow.— The Format (@theformat) October 22, 2013
As we noted yesterday, both Means and Ruess have the next several months off from their respective new projects, should any anniversary/reunion shows follow the reissues. As of now, no further announcements have been made.
Along with the vinyl releases of the band's two full-lengths, a die-cut 7-inch of their single "Swans" was also announced, and is still available for pre-order. All releases are expected to ship on or around Jan. 2.