Interesting Radiohead article from 2010

This article is from 2010 and discusses the band being close to finishing recording for TKOL.  It also covers the release method of In Rainbows, and possible release methods for The King Of Limbs.  It was posted on the Virgin Media blog.  For the original article click here.




Radiohead are making good progress with their eighth studio album and hope to release it this year – but what tricks do they have up their sleeves this time?

In October 2007, the Oxford rock trailblazers announced the completion of their last album In Rainbows only nine days before release. They then put it out on their website with an “honesty box” policy – essentially, you pay what you think it’s worth. The ruse was a stunning success, and although Radiohead have never revealed exactly how much money was pledged, it’s believed they could’ve bought a modest-sized island with the proceeds. Great Britain, for instance.

So what can we expect now? Copies of the album to be scattered across the country from a hot-air balloon? A free CD with every 10 pounds spent at B&Q? A secret code you have to collect from a wizened old man (Thom Yorke in disguise), which you then have to deliver to a Women’s Institute member in Dorset, who will then pass you your copy of the album under the table, secreted in a jar of lovely damson jam?  You can read the entire article here


I think this article showcases just how revolutionary it was for the band to release In Rainbows and letting fans set the price that they paid for the download.  So, what is in store for us this time?  I think the answer is right here.

Let me know in the comments section if you downloaded In Rainbows, and if you did how much did you pay for the album.  I downloaded it the day it came out and paid $1o dollars for the album.