Radiohead launch massive online archive featuring rarities
British band Radiohead recently took to Twitter to announce the Radiohead Public Library, which warehouses their entire catalog in chronological order.
“Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative. We present: the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY,” Radiohead noted.
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— Radiohead (@radiohead) January 20, 2020
Thom Yorke and his bandmates also announced that one of them will play “librarian” each day of the week to offer a curated tour through the archive on their respective social media, starting on Jan. 20 with bassist Colin Greenwood.
The musician put the spotlight on a series of live video snippets, such as a cover of Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does it Better” from the 1977 James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me”.
— colingreenwood (@colingreenwood) January 20, 2020
Hosted at radiohead.com, the Radiohead Public Library features comprehensive materials organized around each of the band’s nine studio albums.
Fans will have privileged access to music videos, live television performances, full-length concerts, the band’s quarterly w.a.s.t.e. newsletter series, as well as artwork by British artist and Radiohead frequent collaborator Stanley Donwood.
To commemorate the launch, the “Creep” rockers also released previously unavailable rarities to streaming services.
Among them are 1992 debut EP “Drill”, 2011’s remix EP “TKOL RMX 8”, and “I Want None of This” from the 2005 charity compilation “Help!: A Day in the Life”.
In addition to launching the Radiohead Public Library, frontman Thom Yorke has recently announced additional United States dates for his long-running Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes solo tour.
The concerts will take place next April in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, in between his sets at the 2020 edition of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. IB/NVG
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