Radiohead’s New Album

February 18th 2011

Who needs shitty Valentine's Day gifts when our one true love, music, delivers the type of heart-melting, brain-exploding nuggets of love we received this week.

Not only did our indie sweethearts Arcade Fire take out the Grammy for Best Album (despite that fact that most of America have never heard of "that Arcane Faya" band), we also saw new albums drop from Mogwai and PJ Harvey, and James Murphy announced they're going monthly with their DFA Radiomix series (download the latest one here.)

But all this pales in comparison to the unprecedented news that Radiohead are set to release their brand new album The King Of Limbs this Saturday 19 February! Mark. That. Date.

Like 2007′s pay-what-you-want pricing model for In Rainbows, this announcement comes as a delightful surprise. In a glorious up-yours to the leakier-than-a-sieve music industry, the rush release of The King Of Limbs will help protect it against unwanted leakage (take that Julian Assange), and it means we don't have to wait too long to experience its greatness.

You can pre-order a digital-only MP3 download for around $9.50 here, or join the legions of hardcore fans and secure yourself the delux package. Here are the deets direct from the band:

Radiohead’s new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world’s first “Newspaper Album”, comprising:

  • Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
  • A compact disc.
  • Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
  • The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
  • The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
  • Shipping is included in the prices shown.
  • One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl.

Two clear 10″ vinyl records and "625 tiny pieces of artwork"… I have to have it.

Radiohead continue to challenge the status-quo with original, game-changing marketing and distribution models that reinforce an important message – good music is worth paying for. Now, I'm off to pre-o


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