RadioheadLP7: Is the new Radiohead album actually going on sale tomorrow?

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There’s lots of buzz on the internetwebs about this website, which is called RadioheadLP7, and has a countdown to 9am tomorrow morning. The prevailing wisdom is that it’s from the band, and heralds a big announcement of the tracklisting, release date and label for the band’s next album.

But what if it’s even cooler than that? What if Radiohead – who are out of contract, remember – have decided to go it alone? They could easily have signed a deal with some innovative digital firm to sell the new songs online directly to fans, with a CD release following later. That’s what I’d do if I was in an era-defining band with this kind of contractual freedom, anyway.

Of course, it could just be an announcement, or it could be a hoax website that’s nothing to do with the band anyway. But I have this hunch, dammit, and I’m going to share it. If the new album’s mixed and ready for release, why shouldn’t they do it themselves?

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