Hahaha no one thinks that it will be the 22nd, what a hideously ridiculous idea.
Do we *really* think they could pull their shit together in such a short space of time?
Knowing them, it will take at least another ten years because, honestly, they are scared.
They are scared of releasing another album and a bocset isn't immediately on the horizon either.
The thing I agree with here is they probably feel pressure from creating one of the most praised electronica albums of all time. I know I would be. They pretend they don't read the reviews but I'm sure they've peeked at them. They are human after all.
That said, the Stereolab release seems to be on a different record label in addition to Warp. It's not showing up on the Warp releases page or the Beatink releases page. So perhaps, it's not an official release in the Warp catalog and they're simply helping publishing it.
Evian Christ (Warp artist) on the other hand, also has a single released today. That is showing up on the Warp releases on Bleep.com. Perhaps rather than BOC who people view as the second coming of Christ, we're getting an actual coming of Christ.
Though, to be fair, singles don't seem to affect when things are actually released. Darkstar released a single in Febuary and their album was released in the summer.
The placeholder is still there and I still feel that's relevant.