LONDON (Billboard) - Radiohead has set a December 31 international release date for the physical version of its new album, “In Rainbows,” which fans can currently download from the rock group’s Web site for a price of their choosing.
The album will be released on CD and vinyl, followed by the single, “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” on January 14.
Both album and single will be released outside the United States on indie label XL Recordings, whose roster includes the White Stripes and M.I.A. A spokesperson for the band said that details for the U.S. physical release have not yet been finalized.
Meanwhile, a statement issued Wednesday on the band’s behalf poured cold water on reports claiming the “set your own price” approach for the October 10 digital release of “In Rainbows” had resulted in fans paying an average of just 2.93 pounds ($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.”