I’m listening to In Rainbows, that’s what I’m doing October 10th:
Well, the new album is finished, and it’s coming out in 10 days;
We’ve called it In Rainbows.
Love from us all.
That would be Jonny Greenwood. As in, Radiohead Jonny Greenwood. As in, RADIOHEAD IS RELEASING AN ALBUM IN TEN DAYS!!! Ahem. Pitchfork has more details:
You will eventually have three ways to pick up the seventh Radiohead LP, the Nigel Godrich-produced In Rainbows. It all depends how much you want to pay, which goodies you’d like, and how soon you want the tunes. Observe:
1. As a DRM-free mp3 download, beginning October 10 (and available for preorder now), via http://www.inrainbows.com (interestingly enough, last week’s RickRoll, http://www.radioheadlp7.com, now directs here as well). This version contains the 10 tracks that comprise In Rainbows, and you can pay whatever the hell you want for it. This is basically the band leaking the album and asking you for a donation to access it.
2. As part of a deluxe “discbox”, available for preorder now and shipping in December. In addition to the 10-track In Rainbows on CD, you also get the release on LP and as a digital download, plus an enhanced bonus CD packed with eight more tracks, photos, and artwork (and an LP of the bonus tracks), plus art and lyrics booklets and some nifty looking packaging. This thing costs £40.00/$81.00.
3. As a traditional CD, available in early 2008. This will presumably cost as much as traditional CDs tend to cost.
So Radiohead says nothing about a new album for about four years and then will then self-release it, basically for free, on its website ten days after announcing it and its tracklist. Wow. As Pitchfork says, “Only a band in Radiohead’s position could pull a trick like this.” Too true. Oh, of course: the tracklist.
CD one and vinyl:
01 15 STEP
04 WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
05 ALL I NEED
06 FAUST ARP
08 HOUSE OF CARDS
09 JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
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
That sound you just heard? That was me preordering the new Radiohead album. And if anyone has $81 and a secret urging to give Dylan a discbox, I would not object in the slightest.