We spent an hour listening to today’s episode of Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing so you don’t have to.
Disclaimer: All quotes from Thom Yorke were spoken in a British accent. We advise the use of your imagination.
- Alec Baldwin asks listeners: “What’s in your wallet?” (A whopping $2, Al, what’s in yours?) Read More
Leading his interviewer up to his second-floor apartment on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Darcy James Argue, the leader of the Secret Society, a postmodern, 18-piece, big-band jazz outfit, apologized for the mess. He’d just received a new shipment of Secret Society T-shirts.
“They are all over my apartment,” he said. Mr. Argue’s flat is Read More
Stereogum is right—a "Love Lockdown"/"Reckoner" mash-up was "inevitable." But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth five minutes of your time, particularly considering it’s both an audio mash-up (courtesy of DJ Earworm) and a video mash-up (courtesy of Instamatic). Furthermore, the original Radiohead video actually isn’t by Radiohead at all. Read More
Radiohead’s In Rainbows will hit music store shelves today, but will anyone actually buy it three months after it was originally available online at the price of the downloader’s choosing? Even lead singer Thom Yorke swiped it for free! At least it has pretty packaging.
The New York Times reports: Read More
Fifteen years and six studio albums into their professional career, the five members of Radiohead find themselves in an unprecedented position. Their longstanding contract with the multinational recording conglomerate EMI—under the terms of which they created, among other things, two critically lauded artifacts of late-20th-century anxiety, OK Computer (1997) and Kid A (2000)—has now expired, Read More
From George Martin’s classically inspired production of the Beatles to Peter Gabriel’s early solo masterpieces, to Stereolab’s beautiful loops and blips, U.K.-based bands have often found a way to squeeze warmth and compassion from the stone-cold-especially now that the tubes are gone-machinery of the recording studio.
Certainly, the British embrace of technology has gone haywire Read More
Radiohead: Cosmic Kid
One of the many unusual sounds on Radiohead’s new album, Kid A (Capitol), is made by an instrument called the ondes martenot. A primitive electronic keyboard that predates the synthesizer, it produces a single tremulous tone that can swoop and dive in a manner that evokes the human voice but is, Read More