Friday, May 1, 2009

Coldplay to release free album

No, you're not dreaming. Coldplay is giving away their upcoming album, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, for free.

The album contains nine tracks from their live shows (including "Clocks" and "Viva La Vida"), and will be available for download May 15 from the band's web site; a CD is also available for fans at most of their shows this year.

According to the band's site, "
[T]he give-away is meant as a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who's supported them."

How cool is that? It's not a totally new album, but it's a nice token gesture for fans. The music industry seems to be realizing that word of mouth is a better tool than frivolous lawsuits. Rock on, Coldplay.

For more info, check out the band's web site, www.coldplay.com.

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