Vagrant has announced that Thrice's Alchemy Index box set will not be shipping on March 10 as previously announced. The box set is a two-volume collection consisting of the four EPs in the Alchemy Index, each thematically tailored to represent the individual elements. Each of the four EPs will be pressed on 10-inch colored vinyl (Fire is red, Water is blue, Earth is brown and Air is clear) and the discs will be encased inside a hand-bound hardcover book featuring lyrics, liner notes and commentary from the band.
A statement from Vagrant says:
"Our manufacturer has just informed us that the Thrice vinyl box set of The Alchemy Index will NOT meet the expected March 10 street date. We sincerely apologize for the repeated delays in getting this out to all of you who pre-ordered the package. Please know that this is the most elaborate vinyl set we’ve ever attempted and is literally being put together by hand. We underestimated the time necessary to complete each piece. We promise it will be worth the wait! Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with a specific shipping date at this time, but as soon as we get the updated ship date we’ll post it here and we assure you that your original order remains in force. All pre-orders will still ship before copies are in stores."