Once word trickled out that Paul Thomas Anderson had reportedly made a new video for Radiohead, it seemed like only a matter of time before the long-buzzed new album was given a release date. Sure enough, on Thursday, Radiohead’s manager Brian Message confirmed the new album will come out in June.
This will be Radiohead’s ninth studio album and their first since 2011’s The King of Limbs, which itself followed 2007’s In Rainbows. Message made the announcement at an event at the Wanstead Tap, a craft beer shop and performance space in London. The venue of course tweeted the news, along with a promise from Message that the album will be “nothing like you’ve ever heard.” Too bad the world tour sold out in minutes.
Update, April 15, 2016: A representative for Radiohead has given a statement to Entertainment Weekly distancing the band from Message’s comments and stating that Message—though he has long been referred to in the press as Radiohead’s manager—is not Radiohead’s manager:
At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music. Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead’s manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead’s manager - he is a partner in Courtyard Management but plays no operational role, and therefore any quotes from last night’s event, or any supposition arising from them, should not be attributed to Radiohead’s management or be seen as official quotes on behalf of the group.
Radiohead are managed by Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge at Courtyard Management.