Radiohead's 'Rainbows' disc due Dec. 31
EmptyLONDON -- Radiohead has set a Dec. 31 international release date for the physical version of its new album, "In Rainbows."
The album will be released on CD and vinyl, followed by the single "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" on Jan. 14. Formats for the single will be announced shortly.
Both album and single will be released outside the United States on XL Recordings. A spokesperson for the band said that details for the U.S. physical release are not yet finalized, although Side One Recordings/ATO is working the track "Bodysnatchers" to radio there.
A statement issued Wednesday on the band's behalf poured cold water on reports claiming the "set your own price" approach for the Oct. 10 digital release of "In Rainbows" had resulted in fans only paying an average of 2.93 euros ($6) for the album.
Those figures were touted in a statement issued by digital measurement group ComScore.com. The Radiohead statement described the ComScore data as "wholly inaccurate" information which "in no way reflect definitive market intelligence or, indeed, the true success of the project."
It continued, "the group's representatives would like to remind people that, as the album could only be downloaded from the band's Web site, it is impossible for outside organizations to have accurate figures on sales."