Video: Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”

Radiohead don’t follow the crowd. You’re supposed to announce an album’s title and release date well ahead of its actual appearance on the shelves, then drop a few singles and give the same answers to the same questions for every media organisation that puts a microphone in your face.

Radiohead announced on Monday that their new album would be called The King of Limbs and it would be released on Saturday – tomorrow. Then they went and released it  a day early. They’ve got history of this sort of stunt, 2007’s In Rainbows was an internet exclusive for three months. Fans could pay whatever they wanted – you could legally get it for free – to get a copy.

I’ve been trying to get onto the Radiohead site and buy The King of Limbs but it’s down right now. Buy the new album HERE, hopefully you’ll have more luck than I did with it.

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