*Gnarls Barkley fans who were waiting for April 8 to legally cop the duo's new album, "The Odd Couple," got an unexpected treat Tuesday when it suddenly became available for download on iTunes.
The entire album leaked on the Internet last week, but their label, Downtown/Atlantic, did not mention it as the reason for the set's early release. According to Billboard, stores are simply being encouraged to begin selling the CD as soon as their shipments arrive, which could happen by the end of this week.
"They felt the timing was right to just go for it," reads a post on Gnarls Barkley's Web site. "With the shifting seasons, furtive romantic entanglements and fierce college basketball rivalries, the latter half of March can be confusing. People need to be soothed and inspired now."
"The Odd Couple" is led by the single "Run," which is No. 36 this week on Billboard's Modern Rock chart.