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Radiohead Site Overloaded With New Album Orders

Fans flocking to to order the band’s new album, “In Rainbows,” have slowed the site to a crawl in the past 24 hours. As reported yesterday, the album can be downloaded beginning Oct. 10 for any price the purchaser desires. It will also be available in early December as a “discbox” with both CD and vinyl versions.

“It’s getting busy in there — busier than they expected,” guitarist Jonny Greenwood wrote of the band’s official W.A.S.T.E. store, which is selling “In Rainbows.”

“So, if you please bear with us, it should get cleared out soon,” he continued. “I sound like a bouncer. Get behind the rope. No denim. Thanks for your patience with the site + interest in the record.”

Since the new album news hit late Sunday night, Radiohead jumped from No. 15 to No. 3 on Billboard’s Buzz 100 chart, which measures blog traffic. The band also rose from being the subject of 1% of blog posts tracked by Nielsen Buzz Metrics to 15% in that time.