Posts Tagged Radiohead
Every time I hear a new Radiohead song I have a religious awakening. It’s like finding out there really is a Santa Clause. Radiohead has been playing two new songs during their tour for King Of Limbs. No word yet if these new songs, entitled “Identikit” and “Cut a Hole,” will be included in their next album or an EP. Take a listen they sound pretty great. I can’t wait to hear them on an album!
I’ve found a way to post my radio shows to the blog. The link is posted below. This way if you missed the show or need a three hour mix tape, you can download my radio show. A quick heads up though, I will only be able to host the Music The Vander Wey files until I post a new show. Enjoy!
This Friday from six to nine PM I will be hosting Music the Vander Wey. This show is going to be fantastic! Along with the usual fare of new indie rock, I will be hosting a half hour fair well to The White Stripes. I haven’t had time to do a proper send off to one of my favorite bands until now. They announced earlier this year that it will stop making any new music, you can read my previous blog post about it here. Post any requests you might have for the show. I’d love some input!
I just bought and downloaded my copy of the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs! This is what they posted on their website today.
“It’s Friday… It’s almost the weekend…It’s a full moon….
You can download ‘The King of Limbs’ now if you so wish!
Thank you good people for waiting … Have a great weekend wherever you are….”
Lets start off with the big news: Radiohead has a new album, King of Limbs dropping soon – very soon – Saturday soon! You can digital download King of Limbs for $9 on Saturday. There will not be a name your own price deal going on, like with Radiohead‘s previous album, On Rainbows, the price is $9. There will be a collectors vinyl addition coming out in May for $50. The pre-order for that starts Saturday as well. The physical release of the album is scheduled for sometime in May. I love how this album release came out of no where. Normally for major releases like this I sit for months in a state of high anticipation.
About a month ago I went on my usual music run to the local hot spots. When I make these runs I never touch the CD section as I have no need to collect CDs, vinyl is my game now. That means that I usually have to crouch down and sift through piles and piles of useless albums before I find anything I like. This trip held a little more promise than previous trips I just didn’t realize it until my last stop of the day at F.Y.E. I did not exactly have high hopes, but I flew through the milk crates they use to hold the albums and eventually found that Radiohead had released a set of EPs of many of their singles.
Each EP was on a 45 with one song on the side A and one on Side B. Side B was usually a obscure song that only hardcore fans would recognize. The set included all the usual suspects like Creep, Fake Plastic Trees, and even Kid A. It took me awhile to settle on which one to purchase. Hell, I needed to convince myself it was even worth buying one much less which one. After I ran through the lineup one more time the selection was made for me when I read these words, “Karma Police”.
Some may argue it isn’t their greatest song, and they might be correct, but it is my favorite for one simple reason, nostalgia. The song reminded me of my time as an undergrad at Montana State and how my roommate would blast this after a night of drinking. He would yell, “This song is us dude, we are this song”. Even now I am not sure I agree that the song was a direct representation of who we were but I know this, every time I hear this song I hear his voice in the background and for a minute… I will lose myself.