The band wrote on their official MySpace blog that they have a number of options for how they will release the follow-up to last year's long-awaited Third LP.
Producer Geoff Barrow said: "With the world being the way it is there are lots of options open. But if you lot have any bright ideas of how we should sell our music in the future let us know, why not!
"I don't think that were into giving out music away for free to be honest. It f***in' takes ages to write and we have to heat our swimming pools."
He added that the band are free of any deal or commitment for now.
Third was ranked second in HMV's "poll of polls", which combined all the critics' top album lists for 2008 in one table.