Thom Yorke Hates The Internet, Basically

Thom Yorke stars in “Daydreaming,” Radiohead’s latest music video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Radiohead erased their internet presence earlier this week, leaving fans puzzled. The hiatus, which only lasted two days, provided a clean slate for Radiohead to debut their music video for “Burn The Witch,” a track from the band’s upcoming ninth studio album which will be released digitally on May 8. 

“A listing for a “Burn the Witch” b/w “Spectre” 7″ appeared on the website for independent record store chain Bull Moose,” Pitchfork reported yesterday. “The listing indicates that the 7″ will be released on May 16, and that it’ll only be available for purchase in stores,” It’s also listed as an ‘indie exclusive,’ indicating it’ll only be available in indie record stores.” 

Amazingly, it took animator Virpi Kettu and director Chris Hopewell (along with a small crew of about 10 people) just two weeks to create, shoot and edit the stop animation video. Kettu speculates the song is 
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s response to political anti-immigration sentiment and the refugee crisis in Europe. 

Yorke is a notoriously outspoken advocate against environmental, political and social injustices. He also really doesn’t like Spotify. 

“It’s like this mind trick going on,” Yorke told The Guardian. “People are like ‘with technology, it’s all going to become one in the cloud and all creativity is going to become one thing and no one is going to get paid and it’s this big super intelligent thing’. Bullshit.”

Here are the internet giants Yorke hates the most. Quotation above via



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