Music Gear News
Radiohead announce new album
Radiohead will release their new album, 'The King Of Limbs', on Saturday (19.02.11).
The 'Karma Police' group made the unexpected announcement through their official website this morning (14.02.11), confirming the album will be available as a download from Saturday, with a physical release to follow on May 9.
The full release of the record will see it packaged as what the band term a 'Newspaper Album'.
According to the group's website, this set will include "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-de-gradeable plastic to hold it all together."
The band also said one lucky purchaser of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, will receive a signed two track 12" vinyl.
The album is the follow up to the band's 2007 album 'In Rainbows', their seventh as a group, which was released on a as a 'pay-what-you-like' download basis.
'King Of Limbs' is thought to be a reference to a particular oak tree in Wiltshire's Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old.
The forest is located around three miles away from Tottenham House, where Radiohead recorded part of 'In Rainbows'.
In September last year bassist Colin Greenwood confirmed the group had been working on new songs and were pondering how to release them.
He said: "We have just finished another group of songs and have begun to wonder about how to release them in a digital landscape that has changed again.
"Traditional marketplaces and media are feeling stale - supermarkets account for around 70 per cent of CDs sold in the UK, the charts are dominated by TV talent-show acts - and we are trying to find ways to put out our music that feel as good as the music itself. The ability to have a say in its release, through the new technologies, is the most empowering thing of all."
The album download will cost £6, while the Newspaper Package will cost £30.Posted on 14 Feb 2011 11:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas