No (more) surprises for Thom Yorke

Radiohead singer rethinks release strategy.
After pioneering ‘pay-what-you-want’ for ‘In Rainbows’, releasing his second solo album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ via BitTorrent and creeping up on us all with ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke says he’s had just about enough of gimmicky album releases.

“No more fuss, just put it out. I’m getting too old for that bit,” he told Radio 1’s Benji B during their three-hour co-hosted show on Wednesday night. “The energy of trying to figure out how to do it differently and circumvent the monsters.”

While it might be a relief to hear that Thom’s next project won’t be, say, attached to a magazine and sold in a few pop-up shops at midnight on a Saturday, Yorke also hinted at a return for his Flea-featuring Atoms for Peace project. A mixed bag, then.

You can listen to the entire show, featuring tracks by Girl Band, Frank Ocean, ESG and a new remix of MF Doom’s ‘Gazillion Ear’, here.

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