Frank Ocean‘s new album Channel Orange will be released digitally tonight, a week before the album’s original July 17th release date. The early release of the album will be availably only on iTunes (buy it now, here); it will hit stores everywhere else next Tuesday. Ocean is expected to announce the surprise tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he’ll perform with the Roots. (They’ll do a new song, “Bad Religion,” according to some tweets.) Ocean says there “may or may not be a string section involved.”
Update 7/10/2012: Stream Channel Orange in its entirety now, at Frank Ocean’s website.