According to this article on exclaim.ca they They decided to do it "as a dark, but bold declaration of self-sufficiency."
What that sounds like? Listen to Josie below after we've had the chance to say that the album will be available January 24 as a free dowload on The Darcys' homepage and as a limited edition vinyl album.
The Darcys - Josie by Arts & Crafts
(Thanks for the heads up to Hicnic on the Dandom Bluebook)
UPDATE January 19: Right now (and, we suspect, until it is released) you can stream the whole album here: