Posted by: Miles | October 12, 2009

Radiohead/Thom York roundup

There’s been a decent amount of activity in the Radiohead camp recently, a slew of songs have been put out by both the full band and it’s front-man.

Radiohead

Harry Patch (in memory of) – This is a benefit song in honour of the last British soldier left alive from WW1. He died recently, all the lyics in the song are Harry Patch quotes. It’s just 1 pound and all the money goes to the Royal British Legion so please buy it if you enjoy the tune.

These Are My Twisted Words – A new track recorded with Nile Godritch. I’m hoping to hear it in the context of an EP eventually but for now they’ve released the song as a free download on the radiohead site.

Thom York

Hearing Damage – This is Thom’s contribution to, teen vampire film, New Moon’s soundtrack. I read an interview with New Moon’s director, in it he said “Actually, i’m on my way to listen to Thom York’s song after this and unless it’s just him breathing eratically on mic i’m going to use it.” Luckily we got more than breathing…

Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses – A new single which was written and recorded with Jonny Greenwood. Apparently i grew out of something that had been kicking around since 2001. This is an excellent track, it reminds me of massive attack at the beginning but kind of disintegrates by the end, could have been a tad shorter for my tastes.

The Hollow earth – b-side to the above single. You can buy both on a 12″ vinyl here.

All For The Best – This is a cover recorded as a benefit album for the late Mark Mulcahy, former Polaris and Miracle Legion lead singer. Interestingly he didn’t layer his voice for this track, that’s his brother singing harmonies. The album will be called Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, if you like Thom York’s tune you may want to track down the whole disc when it’s released (29/9/09), there are some other cool covers on it including one’s by The National, Frank Black, Dinosaour Jr, Ben KwellerMichael Stipe and Mercury Rev.

Bootlegs: Thom York Live at Latitude

Cymbal RushBlack SwanVideotape – These are great tracks though a bit quiet and with an occasional click due to the nature of the recording.

Videos: Thom York with his crazy new band (which includes Nigel Godrich and Flea)


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