Score another triumphant moment for the new music model. Ever since Radiohead decided to give away In Rainbows back in November, it seems world class acts have been finding plenty of opportunities to shock and surprise their fans (see NIN, Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley). And while Portishead isn’t exactly giving away their first album in 11 years, they are at least letting their fans in on Third ahead of its’ April 29th release date. Starting April 21st, fans will be able to stream the album in its’ entirety over at LastFM. For more information, visit Last.fm/music/portishead/third.
In other Portishead news, the band also recently got together to preview new material, a la “Thumbs Down”. That’s geek speak for in studio performance. The 7 song, 35 minute video is currently available over at CurrentTV, though we have it below.