After temporarily disappearing from the Internet and then releasing two new singles, Radiohead released its ninth album on Sunday -- but it isn't available everywhere. SEE ALSO: Radiohead shares'Daydreaming' video from new album coming Sunday Frontman Thom Yorke hasn't always thought highly of Spotify, once calling it "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse." When asked if there were plans for the album to be available on Spotify in the near future, a representative said, "Radiohead's new singles'Burn The Witch' and'Daydreaming' are already available on Spotify, and we look forward to making the rest of A Moon Shaped Pool available on Spotify as soon as we can." Representatives for SoundCloud Go and Google Play have not responded to Mashable's request for comment. Pitchfork reports that the album was temporarily available on Google Play Sunday morning, but it is no longer available.
Spotify has said it hopes to stream Radiohead's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, as soon as it can. A Moon Shaped Pool, the Oxford band's ninth album, was released on Sunday 8 May and is currently available through Apple Music and Tidal. Related: Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool review – something they've never achieved before Should it eventually appear on Spotify, it would mark a turning point in the relationship between the group and the service. Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has long been a vocal critic of Spotify, branding it "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse". He added: "I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing.
"Open all channels," Thom Yorke softly demands at one point during Radiohead's latest record, "A Moon Shaped Pool." "Ready to receive." It's not the first time Yorke seeks connection on his band's new album, a rich and engrossing listen that somehow finds more undiscovered territory for a band that has built a career on doing just that. "A Moon Shaped Pool" came out Sunday after the band released two singles and corresponding videos last week that culminated with Friday's album announcement. That practically qualifies as fanfare as compared with the surprise-release norms of today's record industry, which Radiohead invented back in 2007 with the pay-what-you-want digital debut of its seventh album, "In Rainbows." Up to that point, Radiohead had a run of inventive and critically revered albums that began with the stutter-stop grunge-era single "Creep" and expanded to the serrated yet tender guitar-rock of 1995's "The Bends," then the art-rock heights of "OK Computer" and its electronics-embracing follow-up "Kid A." Released in 1997 and 2000, respectively, "OK Computer" and "Kid A" are fixtures on lists chronicling the most innovative rock albums of their time.
"The thing that worries me about the computer age is the fact that people know so much about you. It's an incredible invasion of privacy," Thom Yorke told Unruly Hearts back in 2012. "And no matter where you are in the world people can monitor you if you're using your credit card." A few years later, Yorke's skepticism seems to be firmly intact. SEE ALSO: Hide your cauldron from Thom Yorke: Radiohead returns with'Burn the Witch' Just days ago, Radiohead completely scrubbed their Internet presence - and no one was surprised.
Spotify celebrates its fifth birthday today, but the streaming music service probably shouldn't expect a present or card from Thom Yorke. The Radiohead and Atoms for Peace musician has renewed his attack on Spotify in an interview with Mexican website Sopitas, describing the company as "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse", and attacking its relationship with major labels. "I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what's happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen," Yorke told Sopitas.