Radiohead = Spines Of Steel

Hello everyone.
Well, the new album is finished, and it's coming out in 10 days;
We've called it In Rainbows.
Love from us all.

I'm going to go ahead and assume you've all heard the news. Radiohead is completely sticking it to the music industry, and for a band of their legend, they are doing one of the ballsiest things I've ever seen a band do. This completely makes Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam's anti-Ticketmaster stunt seem like child's play. [read more...]

Also, the automated response to any and all contacting their publicity firm in regards to advances is:
"There will be no advances, promotional copies, digital streams, media sites, etc. of RADIOHEAD's In Rainbows.

Everyone in the world will be getting the music at the same time: Oct. 10. That includes us. We don't have anything to play anyone in the nine days until the record is available. Everyone at nasty has put his or her order in and just to clarify: you are not being asked to pay for a promo (as some have inquired). you can pay nothing or as much or as little as you want.

There will be no promotional copies of the discbox either, as each discbox is being made to order. Sorry.

Brilliant! How "nasty"...


aaron said...

My friend also described the move as ballsy and I have to disagree. I appreciate the move but they're rich and most of their money comes from touring anyway. So, ballsy? no, but cool? definitely

Onward Charles said...

Well, think of it this way, if the record sucks (ppl have been harsh on 'Head since OK), then what? Also, if they weren't Radiohead, and they were a band that didn't stake their claim in the major timeline of music, I think this would fall flat. What if Deerhoof did this? Or Justice? An internationally famous rock band who could have ANY label and continue on the cycle with the karma police, but they chose to try something completely different and embrace the fact - much like David Byrne has acknowledged - that the music industry is turning into the "digital music industry."