Radiohead Premieres A New Song: “Staircase”

The Sessions For Radiohead’s New Album (“From The Basement”) Are Officially On.

The level of acrimony generated by the “King Of Limbs” album showcases the kind of pressure world-conquering artists are always under. Sadly-enough, the best-remembered aspect of the album so far has been the “Dancing Thom” meme. Which is not a propitious token of recognition in anybody’s book, of course.

Well, it looks as if Radiohead has taken the criticism in stride. The band has begun premiering new songs, with the first being “Staircase” (which will be part of the band’s forthcoming album, “From The Basement”). It’s been featured on Radiohead’s very own YouTube channel, and this is the clip in its entirety:

Would this song have made “King Of Limbs” better for you? Or would it all have been more of the same? Please, sound off in the comments below and let us all know where you think the legendary is headed based on all its recent activity.

Radiohead’s “The King Of Limbs” Now Has Its Own Newspaper

Radiohead's "The King Of Limbs" Get Its Own Newspaper

Radiohead's "The King Of Limbs" Gets Its Own Newspaper

The reviews for “The King Of Limbs” weren’t exactly glowing, and for the first time in years Radiohead has a really hard album to market. The band’s latest promotional push involves the creation and delivery of a newspaper that can be had for free at selected locations the world over.

This newspaper features stories, poems and illustrations by worldwide artists, and digital copies have also begun surfacing at selected locations (see here).

It’s all very nice and novel, but it seems to me the most noteworthy ramification of the album so far is the clip featuring Thom Yorke’s hiccupped dancing from the “Lotus” video. In case you haven’t seen it…

I don’t know about you, but the more I listen to “The King Of Limbs” the more I feel like dusting my copy of “The Bends”. And no amount of paraphernalia is likely to make me change my mind, I’m afraid.

Radiohead Is Releasing The First Newspaper Album In History

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Radiohead's Next Release Is Advertised As The First Newspaper Album Ever

Radiohead has been known to up the ante ever since they released “In Rainbows” in 2007, letting people choose how much the wanted to pay for the record through their website. (They ended up netting an impressive average of $ 8 per album downloaded.)

The band’s newest incursion finds them releasing what has been touted as the world’s first newspaper album. Named “The King Of Limbs”, the package is going to include:

* Two 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
* A CD.
* Several large sheets of newspaper artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-color piece of oxo-degradable plastic used to keep it all together.
* A digital download.

Physical copies of the album will begin shipping on the 9th of May. Yet, its digital version will become available for download next Saturday (19th of February).

Pricing will be as follows:

Digital download (MP3) $ 9.00
Digital download (WAV) $ 14.00
Newspaper Album + MP3 $ 48.00
Newspaper Album + WAV $ 53.00