Say you recorded a record, and while you were shopping it to labels, some dude posted it for free on some shitty blog for metal nerds. In this hypothetical situation, would you be bummed about the leak? Disappointed that a little air has been taken out of the official release? Or, would you be stoked? Happy to see the buzz pick up a little steam online through music blogs in hopes that some small increase in popularity might have a positive effect on your label negotiations. This is something I think about all the time and often, in the case of bands like Glitter Wizard, Gypsyhawk and Valdur, I choose not to blow their wads ahead of schedule by posting unreleased records that were shared with me in good faith. But, as I prepare for 20 days in the studio to make my own record, my thinking on this is starting to change. Personally, I think I would be stoked. If the record was good and it got out and people liked it and if it’s unreleased status even fueled its popularity, I would be totally and completely stoked. So today, I’m not “leaking” the unreleased debut album by LA stoner metal trio Moab, I’m doing a couple or rad dudes a total bro move by making available a new favorite for a lot of young Hessians. In lieu of an in-depth review I’ll pitch it to you with a tag line: QOTSA Osbourne.