Saturday, March 26th, 2011
CONTEST – Radiohead / The King Of Limbs
Radiohead have already well proven their ability to break the internet at will – most recently with the digital sneak release of their latest album The King Of Limbs back in February – but like the old-schoolers they are at heart, they still love them some physical media. Witness the cryptic “newspaper album” they were offering with digital presales, comprising a super-deluxe package of CD, two bits of 10″ vinyl and “Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together”, in addition to regular CD and LP editions, all of which is going on sale this coming Tuesday.
But wait, there’s more. It was announced that in addition to releasing the album on Tuesday, Radiohead would also be publishing their own newspaper entitled The Universal Sigh on that date and be giving copies away for free at select locations – Torontonians can snag one at Yonge-Dundas Square. As for what it will contain, no one’s saying but they’ve been clear that this is a different print product than will accompany those who shelled out for the “newspaper album” pre-order. Maybe an advice column from Jonny? Rugby commentary from Ed? Hand-drawn comics from Thom? Actually that last one would almost certainly be disturbing, so maybe not.
Anyways, to do my part in feeding the Radiohead frenzy, I’ve got two copies of The King Of Limbs on CD to give away, courtesy of Maple Music (Radiohead’s Canadian distro). If you live in Canada and want one, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want the Radiohead” in the subject and your full name and mailing address in the body and maybe you’ll win one! Maybe. Contest closes at midnight, March 29.
Video: Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”