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: 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