Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Have Radiohead and Streaming Services Kissed and Made Up?

2011’s "Supercollider / The Butcher" is on streaming services now

Written by Matthew Strauss — Earlier this year, a great deal of Radiohead’s music vanished from streaming services. The move was part of a streamlining effort when the band’s back catalog was transferred from Parlophone to XL. Slowly, their songs started to reappear–some music appearing on the sites for the first time. A Moon Shaped Pool has been on streaming platforms, and In Rainbows (as well as its bonus disc) later followed. Last week, a pair of 2009 tracks were put on Spotify and Apple Music. Now, the band’s 2011 single “Supercollider / The Butcher” is available to stream; hear the tracks below.

The appearance of any Radiohead music on Spotify, in particular, has been a bit of a revelation, given Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich’s comments about the service. In 2013, they pulled their music from Spotify, which Yorke called "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse."

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