Radiohead album: unexpected sound, unpredictable video.
Released on February 18 (a day ahead of schedule), Radiohead’s latest album is “The King of Limbs.”
The record is a brooding, ambient piece that revolves around a dreamy landscape filled with the pleasant musical chaos that these Oxford natives seem to effortlessly compose.
The album is not available on iTunes, but a digital download can be found on the band’s website for just $9. A “Newspaper Album” is also available for $49 and consists of more than 600 pieces of artwork (large and small), a CD, two 10″ vinyl records and a copy of the tracks to be downloaded at the time of purchase (since the package will not be shipped until June.)
In honor of the new release, Radiohead even released a video for the first single from “The King of Limbs,” “Lotus Flower,” which features singer andsongwriter Thom Yorke performing a strange interpretive dance developed by the notorious choreographer, Wayne McGregor.
Yorke is certainly no Natalie Portman, but his moves have already racked the video well over four million views on YouTube and I, for one, cannot wait to see it played after Rihanna’s “S&M” on MTV.