Radiohead fans have been reeling in anticipation of the band’s next album A Moon Shaped Pool, their first since 2011. Apparently, Google was as well, as the album appeared early on Google Play.
The band Radiohead erased itself from the internet earlier this week Or did it? Now, from the echoing empty chambers of the band’s blank slate of engagement, there is a new auditory experience.
Radiohead has left the internet. The band seems to have removed its online presence, replacing its home page with a plain white screen, deleting its Twitter and Facebook history—and sending out hard copy leaflets in the post.
This is ... unexpected. Radiohead had been asked to write the theme song for the latest James Bond film, Specre. According to the band, it didn’t work out, but they recorded it anyway, and released it to the web.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has a new album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and it's available now. And he's trying something new to get it directly to his fans by selling it on BitTorrent.
Thom Yorke has already made his feelings on music streaming services known: he doesn't like them. But now he's spoken at length about Spotify and the current state of music distribution and he's... well, angry.
In an act of rebellion, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich have pulled all their side project albums from Spotify and Rdio because "new artists get paid fuck all with this model... It's an equation that just doesn't work". That'll show 'em, eh?
We've seen 3D-printed records before, and while they don't sound great, they're still pretty neat. Now the same mine behind those, Instructables' Amanda Ghassaei, has got another weird record variation to try out: laser-etched wooden records. It's only a slight step up in sound quality, but still totally cool.
Later tonight, we'll be finished with the 2012 election. Finally and thank god. We're all probably feeling a little cynical right now, which makes Radiohead's Electioneering particularly relevant.
In light of the holiday, you might hear a lot of the national anthem this week. Radiohead's version is not one of unwavering patriotism, but it's a bass-heavy, brass-backed banger that they play at nearly every live show.
After releasing OK Computer, an album about technological malaise at the close of the 20th century, Radiohead released the spartan and sterile Kid A, an LP even more devoted to alienation.
Science fiction changed music. And music saved science fiction. Most of our favorite flights of fancy and epic adventures are bound up in our minds with amazing musical scores, or epic theme songs. But some of the greatest pieces of music ever created were also inspired by science fiction and fantasy.
When it dropped, OK Computer sounded exactly like our computerized future. Nevermind that Kid A better captured the clicks and whirs of life inside a server room, Radiohead's third album was an instant classic that dropped just as we fully entered the digital age.
Have you had the pleasure of watching the wonderful BBC series, Life? You probably have. Beautiful HD nature docs provide the perfect visual background for any living room activity. And as many have discovered, they play even better when muted and paired with a soundtrack of your choosing.
On September 26th at 10:00 AM, thousands upon thousands of fans—how many we'll never know—hit refresh on their browsers and converged upon Ticketmaster's servers like a denial-of-service attack. They were desperate for the chance to see Radiohead play one of a pair of shows at the Roseland Ballroom—a rare club show.…
Decompression sickness, also known as the bends, is a bit of a mystery to doctors because it's not easy to study what's happening to human cells at super high pressures far below the sea surface.
Here's the first full-length trailer for The Social Network, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's movie about the creation of social wonder/ill, the Facebook. Thanks largely to a brilliant song choice, the trailer is eerily evocative.
Radiohead's "House of Cards" video was equal parts bizarre and beautiful, until you found out it was all data visualization. Then it was just mind blowing. This detailed Instructable teaches the technique with stuff you probably have around the house.
Radiohead caught some flak when they released their last album online as 160kbps MP3s a couple months before a CD would be available. Turns out, they could care less about FLACs.
Who can forget Jeremy London's virtual cigarette, after having fake sex with Alicia Silverstone to Aerosmith's "Amazing"? Some of the best and worst virtual world-building has come from the music video industry. Strange virtual music worlds, we salute you.