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In Rainbows

Thom Yorke, the ethereal-voiced lead singer of the music group Radiohead, isn’t a fan of what Apple, Google, and other technology companies are doing to media. In an interview with UK-publication The Guardian, Yorke lamented what he said were attempts by tech companies to turn songs into commodities.

“They have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up,” Yorke said. “But in doing so they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless in order to make their billions. And this is what we want? I still think it will be undermined in some way.”

Five years ago, Yorke and Radiohead became Internet heroes when they self released the album In Rainbows over the Web and told fans to pay what they wanted for the work. In the interview, Yorke sounded more skeptical about that kind of distribution now. http://bit.ly/YXV1j4

 

atomsforpeace
Update: The SoundCloud link has ceased to work. The mix is still available, however, on the Dazed & Confused page here

Those anxiously awaiting the upcoming Atoms for Peace album will now have something quite special to tide them over until the album’s Feb. 26 release date.

Yesterday, Radiohead/Atoms for Peace frontman Thom Yorke and longtime producer Nigel Godrich uploaded several previously unreleased Atoms for Peace songs to SoundCloud before quickly removing them minutes later.

Earlier today, however, Yorke and Godrich unveiled a new mix exclusively for Dazed & Confused in conjunction with the publication’s cover story on Yorke. The 25-minute compilation contains alternate or unreleased versions of songs from Radiohead’s King of Limbs album, Atoms of Peace tracks as well as some unreleased Yorke solo material.

The mix is available below.

 

–written by mark rozeman for pastemagazine image from ateaseweb.com

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