Radiohead will release their new album The King Of Limbs on Saturday – as a paid for download.
CD and 12′ vinyl will be released on March 28.
The move is in direct contrast to the band’s last album In Rainbows whih was released on the internet as a pay-what-you-like download.
The internet is buzzing with speculation about what the new record will sound like – an epic rock recordor a return to the sound of Kid A.
In 2007, the Oxford band allowed fans to choose what price they paid for their album In Rainbows.
But for the release of The King Of Limbs, they return to a normal pricing structure.
The MP3 will cost £6 and the physical “newspaper” package of the album, released on May 9, starts at £30.
Thom Yorke and co have said the physical package includes “many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together”.
It’s the band’s first offering for four years. In recent times frontman Yorke has been carrying out a solo project – the live version of which featured the Red Hot Chili pepper’s bassist Flea.