In Rainbows Radiohead

“Jigsaw Falling Into Place” first single to be released

From the NME:

Radiohead’s album ‘In Rainbows’ is set to be released this year on CD and vinyl.

‘In Rainbows’ was available to download on October 10 via their official website – however, following this, the band recently signed a ‘conventional’ record deal with XL Recordings.

The album will now be released physically on December 31, with single ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ following on January 14.

Meanwhile, the band have distanced themselves from reports that most people who downloaded the record did so for free and took advantage of Radiohead’s offer to let fans name their own price.

“In response to purely speculative figures announced in the press regarding the number of downloads and the price paid for the album, the group’s representatives would like to remind people that, as the album could only be downloaded from the band’s website, it is impossible for outside organisations to have accurate figures on sales,” they explained.

The statement added: “However, they can confirm that the figures quoted by the company comScore Inc are wholly inaccurate and in no way reflect definitive market intelligence or, indeed, the true success of the project.”

Since XL is not handling the distribution of In Rainbows in North America, we can assume (and hope) that a similar release will be announced with ATO/Side One around the same date.