Radiohead Self-Releases New Album in Ten Days, Blows Everyone’s Minds!

    On the heels of a public countdown hoax, Oxford’s living legends Radiohead stunned even the hippest of hipsters by declaring that their next album will be entitled In Rainbows, and open for listening on October 10th. In a week and a half, the LP will be available as a digital download directly from the band’s website, costing whatever you want to pay for it. The only other known format so far will be a massive box set containing CD and heavyweight vinyl versions of the album, along with elaborate artwork, lyric sheets, bonus tracks, and more in some massive art designed packaging, to be shipped in December. Ponying up 40 quid for the box will automatically include a digital download so that you won’t feel like a sucker. No word yet on if or when a less than super deluxe physical version will be made available.
    Needless to say, this is going to be a hugely discussed development. One of the world’s biggest bands has just created a new business model out of thin air, and completely decided to forgo not only major record labels, but the entire record industry in the process. It’s hard to make fun of an album title with your jaw on the ground.
    Track list for the initial download as well as the discbox extras follow:[more:]
    CD one and vinyl:
    01 15 STEP
    02 BODYSNATCHERS
    03 NUDE
    04 WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
    05 ALL I NEED
    06 FAUST ARP
    07 RECKONER
    08 HOUSE OF CARDS
    09 JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
    10 VIDEOTAPE
    CD two and vinyl:
    01 MK 1
    02 DOWN IS THE NEW UP
    03 GO SLOWLY
    04 MK 2
    05 LAST FLOWERS
    06 UP ON THE LADDER
    07 BANGERS AND MASH
    08 4 MINUTE WARNING