Thom Yorke Confirms Two New Tracks on September 21

by Jonathan on September 3, 2009

Thom wrote on DAS today confirming the rumor that two new tracks will be available to download soon. The rumor had been that September 22 was the release date, but it appears that the 21st is the correct one. Also, Thom makes no mention of either track being associated with the Twilight sequel New Moon. Take it away, Thom:

Dear Sir or Madam

This is to inform you of the release of two more bits of work shortly.
They are loosely under the Thom Yorke name this time, although these days its all getting kind of blurry.
FeelingPulledApartbyHorses is written & played by Jonny and I and is a radical rework of an old tune thats been kicking around without a home since 2001? i think.
The Hollow Earth is a bass menace that was born out of the Eraser period but needed a little more time.
Both were produced by Nigel Godrich as ever. And mastered by Bob Ludwig.
They are being put out on 12″ with sliced sleeve by Stanley and Tchock.
My sources tell me this will be available from the 21st of September if you’re interested.. On sale in the w.a.s.t.e part of our website (with a gratis download.)
Or you can go buy it in a good record shop if you are lucky enough to have one near you.
Then later on there will be like a normal download thing i think around the 6th of Oct through the usual channels.

And so it goes. all the best


In addition to this, Thom will performing at the Age of Stupid event on September 21. From Paste Magazine:

The U.S. premiere of director Franny Armstrong’s eco docudrama, The Age of Stupid, will be bolstered by a unique worldwide, in-theater event on Sept. 21, including live satellite coverage of field scientists across the globe, spanning from New York, to the Himalayas and all the way to a remote, Indonesian rain forest.

The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York is hitting 444 movie theaters nationwide and begins with a viewing of the film, a dramatization that forecasts the state of life on Earth decades into the future, where warnings of climate change were ignored over the years. The story is told through a global archivist in 2055, played by Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (Usual Suspects).

A panel discussion will follow the showing, and will feature an interesting mix of world-renown scientists, political figures and celebrities, including former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson. The event will wrap up with a performance by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who will be playing an acoustic version of the film’s title track.

The evening’s most resourceful festivity will be a live, green-carpet procession in New York’s Winter Garden, where guests will breeze in via bicycle, solar car, rickshaw, sailboats (!?) and other green means of transportation.

The Age of Stupid LIVE from New York is presented by NCM Fathom and Spanner Films in high definition. It debuts Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are available at participating theaters and online at

Because of the same date, it’s easier for us to think that “Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses” and “The Hollowed Earth” have nothing to do with New Moon, and everything to do with Age of Stupid. What do you think?

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  • Martin

    It’s great to see we’ll have two new tracks from Thom, plus – Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses – woo-hoo! So on one hand, I can’t wait for this.

    But on the other hand- TEN QUID for a 2 track 12″?!? Jesus that’s steep! I’m sure the packaging will be nice and I know it’s limited but that’s the most i’ve ever paid for a single in my life. Sure, no-one’s forcing you to buy it but if you’re a fan you’ll want the artwork. And why a limited release?

    Anyone else concerned this is going to set a precedent for the way Radiohead release future material? Expensive physical product on vinyl-only on one hand and compressed MP3 on the other? I certainly hope not. Why can’t they give us a Flac option? It’s 2009 for God’s sake!

  • maybe

    i just don’t want to pre-order a vinyl before i’ve heard the tracks… but they might be sold out when i decide to do so… tougher call than usual but i’ll survive. and i have enough rh/stanley artwork to last me a lifetime. it sits quiet and nice on shelves and no one ever looks at it

  • Can’t wait to hear these new tunes!

  • Tricia

    Cool, that’s my birthday!

  • t

    I’m going to wet my pants

  • stephanie

    yay! i cant wait 🙂

  • okkida

    Order placed!

  • Nipplestiltskin

    I’ve learned a long time ago not to second-guess Mr. Yorke in any release decision, as I always been so much more surprised and pleased when my expectations have been shattered.. again and again, and I am quite grateful for it. Every time. The last two tracks have been yet another departure from In Rainbows, at least I believe. There is an ever-constant smell of newness to everything they’ve done. I’m tickled to death that EMI released the extended cds (and their resultant slew of b-sides, live), and from what seems re-mastered compared to the original cd releases. They did a pretty fantastic job on the 45’s and LP reissues on vinyl of mostly similar material. And while I’m sure the band loathes EMI, they managed not screw up their farewell money hump by producing inferior cds & vinyl. It is audiophile quality and smokes FLAC, pure and simple. Kudos to the band on putting out absolutely top-drawer sound for both formats with In Rainbows. Truly heavenly on LP. Don’t stop doing whatcha do!

  • João

    Please, could you update the discography.
    It doesn’t even have in rainbows.
    (Sorry about my english.)

  • Ignacio

    If only he’d make the release on september 18, he could make the Biggest birthday present to Chile ever

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