I have never been a fan of Keane's music but this is pretty cool. Island Records is releasing the group's new single as an MP3 loaded onto a thumb drive. Seeing as the entire recording industry is moving toward digital distribution this makes perfect sense. Now of course there is something to be said for the argument that MP3 fidelity isn't nearly as good as a CD but then CDs are stuck in the ancient 16bit format anyway. True audiophiles would prefer digital files if they were higher resolution.
Cheers to the person at Island Records that either thought of this or permitted the band to do it!