Radiohead’s eighth album, the eight-track (coincidence!?) “The King of Limbs,” was supposed to be released tomorrow online. Instead, because Radiohead is ever benevolent and surprising, it was released this morning, along with a video for “Lotus Flower,” which features frontman Thom Yorke dancing like a spastic child. Which is totally understandable: he has a lot to be excited about.
“The King of Limbs” is available for digital download now at the album’s official website, and will be released March 29 in North America on CD and vinyl. [UPDATE: A "newspaper album" version, including CD, vinyl and digital copies of the album, along with a collection of artwork, is also planned for a May 9 ship date.]
It’s hard to judge the album after just a few spins, so check out The Daily on Tuesday for a full breakdown of “The King of Limbs.”