Just 2 weeks before the planned January 3rd release of her second album, Pretty Little Head, Nellie McKay has announced she has left her label, Columbia Records.
Although no official reason has been cited by McKay or Columbia, her departure may have been the result of a dispute between the artist and the label over the length of the new album. McKay has been publicly critical of Columbia's plans to release a 16-track 48-minute version of the album, insisting they release a 23-song version at 65 minutes. McKay has gone as far as giving out Columbia Records executives email addresses during concerts and asking fans to press for the longer release.
Her first album, 2004's Get Away From Me, was spread over 2 discs and included 18 tracks.