Never ones to do anything ordinarily, Radiohead has released their 8th album called ‘The King Of Limbs’ today, one day earlier than expected.
Don’t think for a second that this was done on a whim…these guys know exactly what they’re doing in today’s music sales/distribution climate.
You can buy it digitally for $9, or go big with the full-on physical version (which will ship in May–you download the songs now, though, to tie you over) for $48 which comes on two 12″ vinyl records and a copy on CD, plus oodles of artwork. The band is calling this complete version, with all that is included in it, the first ever “Newspaper album”.
As a bonus, one lucky fan that buys the digital version will receive a 2-track 12″ vinyl signed by the band. I purchased and downloaded just a few minutes ago, and it sounds pretty good so far a few tracks into the first listen.
More on this later in the weekend, but for now you can order yours here, and here’s the video to one of the album’s tracks to give you a taste: