Radiohead’s Reissue of “OK Computer” Has a Hidden Treasure

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OK Computer, Radiohead has released a £100 special edition box of the record—with a hidden treat. As well as an art book and notes from Thom Yorke, the commemorative edition comes with a C90 cassette—on which is a collection of demos and two minutes of “a bizarre high-pitched frequency.” That sound has been recognized as the ZX Spectrum (an …

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A bedtime mix by Thom Yorke, HTDW goes NSFW, Nas and Erykah Badu duet and more music this week

Alexis Taylor: I Never Lock That Door Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has just released the video for his track “I Never Lock That Door” from his third solo album Piano. Directed by Simon Owens, the video is made up of many stills of Taylor mid-air, captured by 170 pinhole cameras. It’s a beautifully minimal love song—opening with just Taylor’s vocals and a piano and building …

Thom Yorke: BBC Radio 1 Bedtime Mix

Need music to fall asleep to? Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has put together a 30-minute Bedtime mix for BBC Radio 1, airing on Phil Taggart’s Sunday night show. Tracks include a live version of Yorke’s “Bloom” he performed last year for the Pathway To Paris climate-focused concert (the benefit album is now available for purchase, with all proceeds going to 350.org and the UNDP) and experimental …

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Radiohead's puppet short, Janet in black and white, Princess Nokia's tomboy anthem and more in music this week

Radiohead: Burn the Witch A puppet man tours a picturesque village, full of other seemingly benign puppet people—but something strange is afoot. Soundtracking this miniature movie (an homage to the 1973 cult film “The Wicker Man,” except perhaps for its ending) is the new Radiohead song “Burn the Witch.” From the start, violins are bowed unconventionally to create an unsettling, bouncing texture, slowly building into …

Radiohead: Burn the Witch

A puppet man tours a picturesque village, full of other seemingly benign puppet people—but something strange is afoot. Soundtracking this miniature movie (an homage to the 1973 cult film “The Wicker Man,” except perhaps for its ending) is the new Radiohead song “Burn the Witch.” From the start, violins are bowed unconventionally to create an unsettling, bouncing texture, slowly building into an ominous climax. Radiohead …