Monday, October 1, 2007

Some quick and big news

Just in case you haven't already heard, Radiohead announced that they will be releasing their new album, "In Rainbow" on October 10th, 2007. Yes, that is right, the album that no one has heard much about over the course of the past year is being released for direct download and box set preorders as of now. The best part about this is that they are releasing it sans a label. Why is this good you ask? Well let me enlighten you with what I have found out so far.

Since this is being released by Radiohead, you can direct download it from their site, as of October 10th, and pay WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU THiNK THAT IT IS WORTH. So essentially if you are a real tight ass, you could get it for no more than a dollar. Just follow the directions that appear as you click away through the easiest to navigate Radiohead site i have ever seen to reach the prize of the seventh Radiohead album preorder screen.

The direct download will feature 10 tracks and is a DRM-free MP3. You can preorder this now and will be sent a conformation email telling you how to go about acquiring this album come the 10th. No one really knows what this album will sound like due to the fact that the only people that may have heard these songs are the ones who attended their most recent concerts, so we will all be in for quite a good surprise I am sure.

There is also a preorder for the discbox, which will run about $80 USD, and that includes a double vinyl, which include tracks not found on the direct download, the direct download code, and the album art and such. This set will be packaged in a fancy hardcover-esque book thing and will be shipping out in December. There will also be an actual CD released in the months of December or the early months of 2008 for those of you who don't download music, but then again why would you be here reading this if you didn't download music?

Also, I mean to fulfill my promises of posting music but i am struggling in finding a good program for Mac OS X to use to package albums to upload for you to download. During my years of being tied down to a Windows OS i grew quite fond of WinRAR and am having a hard time finding a program to fill that void. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know, but until then i am forced to scour the interweb looking for something that will help me achieve this goal of passing music on to you kind folks.

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