It’s official: Radiohead is no longer label-free; at least, in areas outside of North America. Reports published by NME and Billboard yesterday stated that Thom Yorke and co. had signed a deal with XL Recordings to release In Rainbows sometime early next year. It is no surprise that the lads chose XL, as the label also put out Yorke’s 2006 solo album, The Eraser. No firm street date for hard copies of In Rainbows has been set, nor has a US-distribution deal been announced. XL’s Managing Director Ben Beardsworth was quoted by NME as saying, “‘In Rainbows’ is truly a classic album and it deserves to reach a massive audience, well beyond that of download and boxset sales. We will be working closely with them to help deliver that.”