The new Radiohead album was mooted to be released next March, but subscribers to the secretive band’s mailing list were informed tonight that they in fact believe in sooner rather than later. In an email from W.A.S.T.E., (and a message via Radiohead blog DeadAirSpace from Jonny) fans were treated to the very simple announcement of, “This is just a quick note to let you know first that Radiohead have made an album. It is called In Rainbows, and it is now available to pre-order exclusively from Radiohead.com.” A visit to Radiohead.com forwards to InRainbows.com, where you are greeted with the option to pre-order the newie in either Discbox or Download formats; the download will be available on October 10, 2007, and the discbox will be shipped on or before December 3rd, 2007. No word on the street date (or record label as the band is currently a free agent) for the rest of us, as In Rainbows is so far only available through Radiohead at this point. Oh the intrigue. Oh cheeky cheeky. Oh naughty sneaky. Sure beats a phony website, doesn’t it? If this isn’t real, what a wonderfully weird joke/hack/hoax.

After the jump, more information on the discbox version of In Rainbows, including the tracklisting.

THIS CONSISTS OF THE NEW ALBUM, IN RAINBOWS, ON CD
AND ON 2 X 12 INCH HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL RECORDS.
A SECOND, ENHANCED CD CONTAINS MORE NEW SONGS, ALONG WITH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTWORK.
THE DISCBOX ALSO INCLUDES ARTWORK AND LYRIC BOOKLETS.
ALL ARE ENCASED IN A HARDBACK BOOK AND SLIPCASE.

THE ALBUM DOWNLOAD AUTOMATICALLY COMES WITH THIS PACK.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FILE DIGITALLY FROM THE 10TH OCTOBER 2007.

DISCBOXES ARE BEING MADE TO ORDER AND ARE PRICED AT £40.00 INCLUDING POSTAGE.
SHIPPING WILL BEGIN ON OR BEFORE 3RD DECEMBER 2007.

CD 1 AND VINYL
15 STEP
BODYSNATCHERS
NUDE
WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
ALL I NEED
FAUST ARP
RECKONER
HOUSE OF CARDS
JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
VIDEOTAPE

CD 2
MK 1
DOWN IS THE NEW UP
GO SLOWLY
MK 2
LAST FLOWERS
UP ON THE LADDER
BANGERS AND MASH
4 MINUTE WARNING