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.
In the age of the hipster, dust-covered and irrelevant mediums like the vinyl and cassette tape have slowly been given a new lease of life. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's genre-bending opus-- OK Computer --Radiohead has released a £100 commemorative special edition of the album, entitled OKNOTOK. As well as containing a beautiful looking art book, a collection of Thom Yorke's notes and the expected limited edition vinyl of the album, the package also comes with a classic C90 cassette. If the strange arrangement on Radiohead's Spectrum tape wasn't enough musical mystery for you, there's also a suitably silly hidden message concealed in the program's black-on-black squares.
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.
Radiohead's ninth studio album "A Moon Shaped Pool" is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Tidal and Apple Music. The groundbreaking rock group released two songs, "Burn the Witch" and "Daydreaming," online earlier in the week in a lead-up to the 11-track album's release Sunday. Physical copies of the album can be pre-ordered too, but won't be available until June 17. Radiohead begins a world tour May 20 in The Netherlands. The band will visit New York and Chicago in July and California in August.
The band that has spent more than a decade redefining what an album release could look like has rewritten the rules again. On Friday, just hours after releasing a stop-motion music video and less than a week after erasing itself from the internet, the British quintet Radiohead announced that a new album, as yet untitled, will be coming out Sunday, May 8. By today's standards, the weeklong blitz through stunt, album teaser, song releases and album drop was the perfect example of how you unleash an album in 2016, the perfect combination of Kanye West audacity and Beyoncé surprise. It was also just the next step down a trail Radiohead has been blazing for more than 15 years. Few artists have displayed as strong an understanding of the internet as Radiohead, and none of them has done more to explore how it can be used to market and distribute music.