New Radiohead Album, The King of Limbs, Out 2/19

Just a bit of quick news: Radiohead announced just a half-hour ago that their new album, The King of Limbs, will be available for download this Saturday, February 19th. Just like 2007’s In Rainbows, this announcement comes as a nice surprise. Anticipation will surely be mounting for the elusive LP8, which can be purchased for $9 on Saturday here. That’s just the basic MP3 version. The band is also offering a $48 package that they call a “newspaper album”. Here are the details:

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.

I’m certainly excited. Expect first impressions sometime next week.

MP3: Radiohead – Nude

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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  1. I cannot wait for this album! I’ve been listening to radiohead all day in anticipation! I’m sure it will be fnatastic!

  2. These guys are really in a class of their own. I still remember when “Creep” came out… they’ve managed to top themselves every single time since then.

  3. From the moment I first saw Radiohead (1997, Offenbach am Main, Germany) I was hooked. The new album has managed to sink that hook ever deeper. Very, very good.

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