Now this is a weird one. You release one of the most lauded albums of 2009 and to follow up, you decide to design some trainers and sell them with a cassette of your new songs. It should be noted that profits from the trainers are going towards the Socorro Island Conservation Fund (apparently the boys like scuba diving there and its ecosystem is under threat). But really, if you're so interested in helping Socorro Island, can't you just, you know, release the songs and give the profits to the fund? Why the inexcusably horrible trainers? No no no.
Verdict? Let's face it, with all proceeds going to charity, they can kind of be forgiven. But we must address how nasty this footwear is. Let's hope poor Socorro Island has other funding to rely on to save its marine life than just this collection. Also, a cassette? Huh?