The middle-class band made an unexpected announcement that their new album will be released almost immediately.
Thom Yorke and the band have named the collection The King Of Limbs.
It will be available to download from their website this weekend, 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’.
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 album is the follow up 2007’s In Rainbows, which was released on a ‘pay-what-you-like’ download basis.
by Wallace McTavish