Radiohead announced earlier today via their website the release of their 8th studio album titled The King of Limbs. The eight track album will hit digital shelves on Saturday, February 19th and is currently available for presale at thekingoflimbs.com.
NME adds, “the name of the new album relates to an oak tree in Wiltshire‘s Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest lies around three miles away from Tottenham House, a listed country house where Radiohead recorded part of ‘In Rainbows’.
The tree is a pollarded oak, referring to an ancient technique for harvesting timber for fencing and firewood. The phrase also appears in the 23rd chapter of the Qu’ran.”
The digital download is available in MP3 and WAV forms and will cost $9 and $14 respectively.
In traditional Radiohead fashion, they will also be releasing what they call a Newspaper Album consisting of two 10 inch clear vinyl records in a purpose built record sleeve, CD (8Tracks), many large sheets of artwork, 625 small pieces of artwork, full color plastic cover to hold everything together and of course a digital album download (WAV or MP3). The collector’s edition will run $44 for the MP3 version and $49 for the WAV version.
Keep your ears open — an album release usually means tour dates are soon to follow.
Because we’re unable to provide sneak peak tracks, enjoy this classic 1993 performance of Creep on Conan.