We’ll start with the freshest bit of news coming from Radiohead this morning…As expected US distribution of the record you already “paid” for, In Rainbows, will be handled by ATO Records, thereby making the greatest rock and roll band on the globe the property of Dave Matthews…chuckle if you must. The US release also comes on the heels of XL Recordings's December 31st UK release. Look for it January 1st.
Of course while news of the release of an album everyone already has is exciting enough, it’s last weeks’series of interweb soirees that are the talk of the town. We’ve got your a full video recap below.
Last Thursday the band tucked away in an Oxford studio to bring the world an exclusive webcast. Titled the “Entanglement”, Thom kicked things off at the decks, DJing his way through a mix of his solo work “Harrowdown Hill”.
This was all followed by a Phil Selway-less cover of Bjork’s “Unravel” and some cryptic musings on a chalk board.
What a nice little treat, eh? We thought so. Of course that is before we later discovered Thursday was nothing more than a prelude to Friday’s epic “Thumbs Down” webcast. And while we could talk about all the covers, hill top jams, homemade, Thom in a box videos, various DJ sets, bicycle helmets, and car park extravaganza involved, we feel it best to show you a bit of what you might have missed below - David Pitz
Radiohead – “The Headmaster Ritual” (Smiths Cover)