Radioheads LP7 heisst „In Rainbows“ - und erscheint nächste Woche!

Von wegen Hoax. Auf DeadAirSpace, dem Radiohead-Blog, steht:

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.
Jonny

Die Seite RadioheadLP7 wird nun direkt weitergeleitet auf Inrainbows.com. Und was steht da? Da steht eine kleine Sensation:

Die wollen ihre neue Platte also (bislang) ausschließlich über diese Website vertreiben und das ab dem 10. Oktober. Richtig: Das neue Radiohead-Album kommt nächste Woche. Man kann zwischen einer Download-Only Variante (mit frei wählbarem Preis!) und einer Discbox (inklusive Download) entscheiden. Und die Discbox ist schlichtweg ein einziger Hammer, kostet dafür aber auch stolze 40£:

This consists of the new Album, In Rainbows, on CD and on 2x12 Inch heavyweight Vinyl-Records. A second, enhanced CD contains more new Songs, along with Digital Photographs and Artwork. The Discbox also includes Artwork and Lyric Booklets. All are encased in a hardback Book and Slipcase. The Album Download automatically comes with this pack.

Ist das ein Hammer? Das ist kein Hammer, das ist eine Sensation! Ich habe meine Bestellung eben grade abgeschickt, die Frage nach der Variante erübrigt sich, nehme ich an. Radiohead sind Gott und sie haben es mal wieder bewiesen. Hie noch das Tracklisting der Discbox:

CD 1 AND VINYL:
15 STEP
BODYSNATCHERS
NUDE
WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
ALL I NEED
FAUST ARP
RECKONER
HOUSE OF CARDS
JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
VIDEOTAPE

CD 2
MK 1
DOWN IS THE NEW UP
GO SLOWLY
MK 2
LAST FLOWERS
UP ON THE LADDER
BANGERS AND MASH
4 MINUTE WARNING

Das Tracklisting der Download-Variante:
15 STEP
BODYSNATCHERS
NUDE
WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
ALL I NEED
FAUST ARP
RECKONER
HOUSE OF CARDS
JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
VIDEOTAPE

(Danke Christopher!)

[nachtrag] Die Discbox wird zwar erst am 3. Dezember verschickt, aber die Download-Variante kann man auch als Discbox-Käufer am 10. Oktober runterladen. Das hier stand in meiner Bestätigungs-Email:

You will receive a further e-mail shortly before the 10th October detailing your username and activation code. The e-mail will also provide the link to the download area.

[nachtrag] Was ich gar nicht gesehen hatte, weil ich mich sofort für die Discbox-Variante entschieden habe: der Preis des Downloads ist nicht festgelegt. „It's up to you!“... Hell, Yeah!

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[nachtrag] Schöner Artikel von Bob Lefsetz:

What if RADIOHEAD is giving the major labels the middle finger? What if they’re saying WE’RE RICH ENOUGH! That the Net allows you to go straight to your audience. FUCK the middleman who says he’s so necessary.

R.E.M. went for the cash They could have gone indie. Turns out re-signing with Warner was a good move, for they never sold tonnage again, despite getting PAID for selling tonnage. Springsteen went for the check. As did Neil Young.

But none of the foregoing acts are in their prime. They’re riding off into the sunset. They don’t have a hold on the younger generation. Boomers in Bimmers are the fans of these acts, none of whom can sell big numbers anyway. They’re all on victory lap tours, raking in the dough for retirement. Radiohead doesn’t have their dough…shouldn’t they be going for the CHECK?

Isn’t that the majors’ advantage, they’ve got the money, they can write the CHECK?

Who leaves money on the table. Certainly not the agents. They don’t want StubHub to steal a single dollar from their bottom line. Fuck image and credibility, THAT’S MY MONEY! I’m gonna make a deal with Cadillac. I’m gonna whore my product out on TV. Radio won’t play my music, I can’t get it on the Top Forty, MY HANDS ARE TIED!

It’s not like Radiohead’s living in a different world. But they’re playing by a different rule book. One that says the money flows from the music, that people have to believe in you, that you’ve got to treat them right.

Shit, you can barely get a ticket to a Radiohead show. The venues aren’t big and the demand is incredible. They’re doing it all wrong, don’t they see??

Well, obviously they don’t.

This is big news. This says the major labels are fucked. Untrustworthy with a worthless business model. Radiohead doesn’t seem to care if the music is free. Not that they believe it will be. Because believers will give you ALL THEIR MONEY!

This is the industry’s worst nightmare. Superstar band, THE superstar band, forging ahead by its own wits. Proving that others can too. And they will.

This is what happens when you sell twenty dollar CDs with one good track and sue your customers for trading P2P. This is what happens when you believe you’re ENTITLED to your business. This is what happens when music is a second-class citizen only interested in the bottom line.

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[nachtrag] Beim NME gibt es die Tracks des Albums als Youtube-Videos... (via)