A group of Radiohead fans in Istanbul reportedly was attacked on Friday at a streaming event staged around the release of the band's album "A Moon Shaped Pool," but no serious injuries have been reported. A Turkish news outlet said a group of men who were angry that some participants were drinking alcohol during Ramadan attacked the gathering. Video has been posted on Periscope and YouTube. "Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul," Radiohead said in a statement. "We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past.
Radiohead's new thing is teasing fans momentarily, right before delivering the goods. Less than a week after previewing and quickly releasing a new video presumed to be from its highly anticipated ninth album, the band has revealed that it will release the album this Sunday. On top of all that excitement, Radiohead has dropped another new music video for "Daydreaming" just hours after previewing the song on Instagram. SEE ALSO: A brief history of Radiohead's prickly relationship with the Internet In the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed clip, Thom Yorke casually strolls through a series of family living rooms, completely unnoticed. But of course, the anxiety gradually builds, and soon Yorke transitions from mildly curious to frantically lost.
By the end of the '90s, Yorke was fried, guitar rock was street-spiriting (fading out), and Radiohead was in danger of backdrifting. Hence this epochal about-face--the seething, synth-riddled equivalent of a band shoving all of its instruments into a car-crusher, rebuilding each by hand, and divining as many new sounds from them as possible: "The National Anthem" is a jazz-kraut hybrid with a core-deep groove, while the pulsing electric mayhem of "Idioteque" is pure apocalyptic block party. But no song points to the band's future like the opening track, "Everything in its Right Place," which has all the suspicious warmth and swimming confusion of a Benadryl binge--and which served as notice that, after Kid A, Radiohead would never be the same again.
Despite the fact that Thom Yorke once called Spotify the "last desperate fart of a dying corpse," Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, will be released to the streaming service soon. A Spotify representative tells Mashable that it will be available beginning June 17, the day of the album's physical release. Upon its initial release on May 8, A Moon Shaped Pool was immediately available on Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon. At the time, Spotify representatives said, "We look forward to making the rest of A Moon Shaped Pool available on Spotify as soon as we can." SEE ALSO: Radiohead's'A Moon Shaped Pool': Here's where you can stream it In the interview with Mexican site Sopitas in 2013 -- months after pulling many Radiohead albums from Spotify -- Yorke made his "dying corpse" comment and called on artists to boycott the streaming service.
Turkish media report a mob of 20 assailants carrying sticks and bottles attacked Radiohead fans who had gathered at a record store in Istanbul to listen to the band's new album. The private Dogan news agency reported Saturday that one person was wounded in the incident Friday at the Velvet Indieground record shop. The venue was locked Saturday morning. Posters advertising the streaming event of the album were ripped off nearby walls. Rayka Simoni told Dogan news agency people were drinking beer and chatting when about 20 men began to throw glass bottles at them.