Radiohead releases “King of Limbs”
Radiohead has released their eighth studio album today, titled “King of Limbs.” The release comes one day early — fans were told on Monday that the album would be available on Saturday, February 19th.
The English alternative rock band has harnessed the power of electronic media yet again. As you may recall, the band released “In Rainbows” back in 2007 with a “pay what you want” method. The band has moved away from that model for their new album. The quick announcement and digital distribution of the album has helped to prevent unofficial leaks, a problem that has plagued many in the music industry.
“King of Limbs” was made available Friday morning, February 18th, and can be downloaded in MP3 and WAV formats. The album can be downloaded from their website but the physical CD release will reportedly not happen until next month.
They are also taking pre-orders for a “newspaper” edition, which will contain two 10-inch vinyl records in a special sleeve, including artwork, and a CD.
Earlier this week (Monday, February 14th) the Radiohead website announced that the new album was coming. Just 4 days later, it’s finally here. In addition to releasing the album online today, the band’s blog published the first song and video from the album, “Lotus Flower.”
Songs off the album include:
02.”Morning Mr. Magpie”
03.”Little By Little”
07.”Give up the Ghost”
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