Bandcamp release date discrepancies


I’ve known for some time that Bandcamp allows the musicians/labels to publish their albums for sale whenever they want, regardless of the stated released date.

But now I finally managed to catch an artist red-handed. Namely David August and his new album:


It’s four days late, but otherwise available on other services since Friday (Amazon, iTunes, junodownload).

This means that all the Bandcamp imports are unreliable in terms of release date. Unless someone knows how to extract the actual moment when that ‘pre-order digital album’ link turns into ‘buy digital album’.