good news, folks. if you’re like me, then the king of limbs LP fell a little short for you. nothing against radiohead, i just wasn’t into it. luckily, seeing them live last year has crossed em off the bucket list and put me on a forever high about ‘em. according to colin greenwood interview with mail & guardian, the group will be back at working on the follow up to king of limbs in september. i’d expect a new album in 2014, hopefully.
thom yorke cobbled together a mix for dazed & confused magazine that joins alternate and unreleased radiohead king of limbs material with upcoming tracks from atoms for peace, whose album amok is released on feb 26th.
check out the tracklist for the 25-minute collection below as well as stream it over on soundcloud.
not a good cover by any means, but i applaud that this exists. radiohead isn’t an easy band to cover, but frank’s affinity for the band started plenty of time ago, even making an appearance on a nostalgia. ultra skit.
as austin city limits kicks off its 38th (wowza!) season at its home on PBS, radiohead were the ones who got to kick off this year’s new installment. and while it’s airing as we speak, PBS decided to put the whole jam up. check out the setlist below.
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Morning Mr. Magpie
The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
ACL (the program) always does a fine job of capturing everything you love about the artists that find themselves on the program. the most recent additions to the catalog were radiohead, and ACL has released clips of “morning mr. magpie” and “lotus flower,” the latter of which can be seen below the jump.
at radiohead’s fist show since the toronto stage collapse that took the life of drum tech scott johnson, the band third encored with “reckoner” as photos of johnson displayed on the stage lcd screens. also, kid a instrumental track “treefingers” was played for the first time in like, ever. check that out above.
radiohead’s touring family suffered an unspeakable loss over the weekend, and the band had to cancel their toronto show following the death of drum technician scott johnson during a stage collapse hours before the scheduled performance.
the flaming lips, whose show in toronto went on, took a moment to send their prayers and karma to the families of those affected by the disaster as well as pay a loving tribute in the form of a cover of “knives out.” check it out above.
in all of its 2 hours and 20 minutes of glory, the internet has brought to you radiohead’s trademark beauty of a festival-closing live set. setlist-wise, it’s very close to what you guises seen on the US tour a few months back.
great clip of radiohead performing one of the only good moments of king of limbs on the best tv show out of austin. spoiler alert: it involves a lot of bass, maracas and thom yorke dancing like a mad man.
radiohead field tests their unreleased material like no other. last night, at the dallas stop of their king of limbs tour, they debuted a previously solo thom-song “skirting on the surface” as well as reaching back and pulling out “the amazing sounds of orgy,” the b-side to “pyramid song.” check out the fan-shot vids above for “skirting” and below for “orgy.”
Last Saturday marked the third stop for Radiohead, on a tour in support of their highly divisive eighth album that was less a bang and more a whimper upon its hushed release. A featherlight slight in comparison to their previous works, The King of Limbs was an icy, insular affair, submerged in the electronic rhythmic and percussive auras frontiered by Kid A. Expectations for the band’s live show was that of an ambient atmosphere, anchored by chilling synths and pre-programmed beats. What the seasoned English band delivered was a fiery, eruptive experience that breathed warm life into The King of Limbs, inducting it into the menagerie of Radiohead classics.
Hit the jump for the full recap.
more pre-johnny greenwood era radiohead has surfaced online and it is a doozy. recorded in 1986 by the then known on a friday, the heavily smiths-influenced “fat girl” sees thom yorke doing a mighty familiar croon over a jangly guitar melody. check it out above.