blips

News for September 13, 2000

by Jonathan on September 13, 2000

Radiohead to play Los Angeles on October 20th

It’s official. Radiohead will be playing the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 20, 2000. You can read the full article at cdnow.com here.

Radiohead’s Plan B!

This is from nme.com:

RADIOHEAD are in the studio working on a new album, due for release in Spring 2001, just six months after their new, ‘KID A’ album is out, nme.com can reveal.

The album is believed to contain the more accessible, commercial material which the band have written and recorded over the last two years and will be promoted by a full-scale tour of the UK and Europe. Songs tipped to appear on the new album include ‘Knives Out’, ‘Egyptian Song’ and ‘Dollars And Cents’ which the band have played on recent live outings.

Unlike ‘Kid A’, which frontman Thom Yorke allegedly wanted to name ‘ENC’ to stand for ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’, the 2001 Radiohead album is expected to be accompanied by single releases and promotional duties.

Go here to read the full article.

Radiohead’s Kid A on M2

M2 (MTV 2 USA) will be playing KID A in its entirety on the channel Monday, September 18th at 10pm ET. M2 is also playing exclusive blips and Radiohead has been deemed buzzworth at MTV.

Kid A Press

Check out the latest issues of Jane and Mens Journal. Both have reviews of Kid A.

Chart Attack is reporting about the possibility of Radiohead playing in Toronto at the end of October. Go here to read the article. [thanks Jarrod]

Wall of Sound has a article about the Napster leaking. Go here for that. [thanks Plajia]

Thom talks about Optimistic on the radio

Thom made an appearance on the official message board this morning and made a comment about the Vancouver radio station (104.9 XFM) playing “Optimistic” before they were supposed to. (Read yesterday’s news for more info.)

Thom had this to say:

“yeah its fairly pointless i agree
but why should they get to play it exclusively first on RADio with no permission from us? that seems unfair. they new it would get on our tits.

its far worse to me than napster which is more just like home taping.
why should they be able to boast about having it? anyfool could do the same..

anyway it will be irrelevant next week…. its been a nightmare sitting on Kid A for 4months. having to destroy your CDs after listening all the stupid security around the journalists listening to it.

for us it was just to try and keep things nice and cool…

anyway you can all decide for yourselves now, which is cool. whatever we are proud of it we hope yooz like it. and that ll be that and we can get on with our lives”

Kid A release date in Latin America

Kid A will be released on October 2 in Latin America and most other parts of the world, except for the US and Canada, where it’ll be released the day after.

In Bogota, Colombia, there will be an event at the Tower Records on the release date in which limited edition copies of Kid A will be available for purchase.

[thanks to Andres]

Limited Edition Kid A

Many people have been questioning the availability of the limited edition version of Kid A, which includes a extra booklet that is hidden inside the jewel case. If you purchase Kid A on it’s first run, you’ll get the limited edition. This means that if anyone picks up a copy during the first week or so, they will get one. If you pre-order from stores or online vendors, you should get one also.

Listening Party in Chicago!

Aliveone, a bar in Chicago is throwing a listening party for Kid A on the Wednesday following the release (October 3rd). Along with the full album, many live tracks will also be played. For more info on Aliveone and directions, head on over to www.aliveone.com.

Webcast of last Tuesday’s show!

Go to www.menatwork.be to listen to 45 minutes of Radiohead show in Belgium last Tuesday!

[thanks to Nick]

Another playback added for the US

You can now enter to win tickets to a playback of Kid A in Chicago on October 2! Go here for more info and for more playbacks.

 

 

{ 0 comments }



News for September 12, 2000

by Jonathan on September 12, 2000

Lift!

Why don’t you check out the newly updated Lift site! It’s got a brand new url and is looking fresh! We wish the site the best of luck!

HMV contest

Hmv.com is running a “Host Your Own Kid A Listening Party” contest. Along with tons of goodies, you will also win a advanced copy of Kid AGo here to find out more!

Also, while at HMV.com, you can pre-order Kid A and receive the limited edition copy of the album with the hidden booklet!

Please note that the contest is only open to Canadian residents.

[thanks to Natasha]

Those blips invade MTV

MTV America has started showing a Radiohead blip called “Bear Witch“, a parody of the Blair Witch Project, in which bears jump out of the forest.

More blips will supposedly appear tonight on MTV at 11pm. Along with the “Bear Witch“, the “White Mountains” and “Giants” blips will be also be shown.

[many thanks to Tyler C]

Shut ’em down

Yesterday we reported that the Vancouver radio station, 104.9 XFM, was playing “Optimistic” on the air. The station was set to play it again last night but couldn’t cause they received a cease and desist fax from EMI. Coincidentally, Thom was on the official message board about 30 minutes earlier and made a comment about it.

Radio stations around North America will begin to play “Optimistic” on September 18th, legally. 🙂

[thanks to Itch]

{ 0 comments }



News for September 11, 2000

by Jonathan on September 11, 2000

The first iBlip is now available!
You can now view the first installment of the iBlip courtesy of Capitol Records! Click http://by.imedium.com/radiohead/launch/166.htm.

This week’s iBlip includes:

  • Radiohead postcards you can send in the U.S. Mail
  • the blips
  • Radiohead photo gallery


Coming next week, the iBlip will include:

  • September 18th – Participate in the worldwide debut of KID A on the BBC, which also includes an interview with the band
  • September 19-22nd – Kid A will be streamed for four days


Coming soon:

  • download of a live track (Permanent Daylight)
  • a live webcast
  • much more…

Many thanks to Mark!

Kid A Everywhere

As many of you know, the studio versions of Kid A are floating all around the internet. Nigel was on the official message board and had this to say:

” It is literally too much traffic to be able to have a proper chat on here any more. Suffice it to say that personally I don’t really mind that the albums up. If I’ve ever downloaded anything I liked, I’ve always gone and bought it afterwards. I mean, you can’t really have a relationship with a file, can you? …Thats what the cult of record buying is all about. If more people hear the album because it’s easily accessible then good. If they like it and can afford it then I believe they’ll buy it. It’s actually quite fascinating to watch people getting it too!!!! Thanks for your help.”

[thanks to darren and rich]

*please don’t ask us where or how to find the mp3s…

{ 0 comments }



News for September 5, 2000

by Jonathan on September 5, 2000

Spinwithagrin.co.uk

A new site has been launched ideally for journalists and the press by radiohead.com, but anyone can go and visit. It is located at www.spinwithagrin.co.uk.

Radiohead in Entertainment Weekly

Radiohead is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Preview special. You can go here to see.

[thanks to Gabe]

Radiohead and the Beatles go head to head

The Beatles and Radiohead go head to head with two albums apiece in the top four of the Virgin All Time Top 1,000 Albums. Here’s the top ten:

1 Revolver – The Beatles
2 The Bends – Radiohead
3 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
4 OK Computer – Radiohead
5 The White Album – The Beatles
6 Automatic for the People – REM
7 Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan
8 Abbey Road – The Beatles
9 Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
10 The Queen is Dead – The Smiths

Read more a thttp://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_908000/908638.stm

[thanks to Jordan, Sam, and the Tragic Messiah]

Little Girl

Another blip has been sent out by w.a.s.t.e. This time it’s called Little Girl. You can view it here.

(You will need the latest version of Quicktime).

Recent tour reviews

There’s some new reviews and other things in the tour section from the last two shows in Newport, South Wales.

You can download “Idioteque” and “Motion Picture Soundtrack”, both played live in Newport on September 1, at www.music.nildram.co.uk.

{ 0 comments }



News for September 2, 2000

by Jonathan on September 2, 2000

Lot’s of goodies coming soon…

Starting the week of September 11th, you will be able to do these things here at greenplastic courtesy of Capitol Records!

– view the media blips
– listen to the whole album
– download a track
– send RH postcards to others
– plus tons of other great stuff!

‘Nuff said!

Radiohead’s show last night

Radiohead played their first show in their tent last night in Newport, South Wales. We have the setlist up in the tour section, or you can read it below:

The National Anthem
Bones
Morning Bell
Talk Show Host
Permanent Daylight
Karma Police
Lucky
Exit Music
Paranoid Android
My Iron Lung
You and Whose Army?
Dollars and Cents
Climbing Up the Walls
No Surprises
Idioteque
Airbag
Everything In Its Right Place

Encore:
I Might Be Wrong
Street Spirit
The Bends
How to Disappear Completely

2nd Encore: 
Motion Picture Soundtrack

Tonight, Radiohead plays their second show in Newport. If you have any reviews of either show, please email them!

{ 0 comments }



News for August 30, 2000

by Jonathan on August 30, 2000

Radiohead Confirmed to play Saturday Night Live

Radiohead has been confirmed to perform Oct. 14 on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” program, in support of the U.K. act’s long-awaited fourth album, “Kid A,” due on Capitol Oct. 2 internationally and a day later in North America. The brief U.S. visit will come less than a week after the band wraps a month-long European tour with a three-night stand Oct. 5-8 in Kildare, Ireland. The trek begins this Friday (Sept. 1) with the first of two shows at the Tredegar House in Newport, South Wales, U.K.

No proper North American tour dates have yet been scheduled, although rumors are swirling that Radiohead will turn up for surprise shows in New York and Los Angeles while its members are in the U.S. Billboard’s Sept. 16 issue will feature an interview with the band.

– From Billboard.com

Can’t make it to a playback of Kid A? No sweat…

The fine folks at chartattack.com will be streaming the whole album on September 18. In order for you to listen, you have to be a member of their eChart newsletter. You can subscribe to the eChart for free by going to http://www.chartattack.com/newsletter/. Information will soon be mailed to you about the streaming party and also to links to more Radiohead blips.

Radiohead is in Time

That’s right… you heard me. The Oxford five have made it into the pages of Time magazine. The September 4th issue, which features upcoming Autumn musical releases, has this to say about Radiohead:

Rock is dead. Rock is alive. Meaningful music is over. Meaningful music never mattered more. The British band Radiohead’s new CD, Kid A, out Oct. 3, arrives like Mark Antony delivering Caesar’s funeral oration: it comes not to praise rock but to bury it. The songs defy convention and categorization: one track, The National Anthem, begins like a full-on rock number, with a throbbing bass guitar and aggressive percussion, before the tune bursts open and jazzy horns tumble out. This is an album about atmosphere and mood, not easy hooks and catchy choruses. Listening to Kid A is like hearing one’s own heart– you feel every beat intimately. And you never want it to stop.

You can read the article here.

Radiohead’s “Just” voted best song of all time

The British radio station, XFM, held their annual poll of their listener’s favorite tracks of all time. Radiohead came in at first with their song “Just” from The Bends. Here’s the top ten:

1 Radiohead – ‘Just’
2 Davis Bowie – ‘Life On Mars’
3 Nirvana – ‘Heart Shaped Box
4 Stone Roses – ‘I Am The Resurrection’
5 Oasis – ‘Live Forever’
6 Ian Dury – ‘Sex Drugs & Rock & Roll’
7 Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Give It Away’
8 Coldplay – ‘Yellow’
9 Travis – ‘Writing To Reach You’
10 Clash – ‘London Calling’

[thanks to John]

Watch Juice

Make sure to keep your eye on www.juice.net today as they were one of only three media publications that were granted an interview with Thom Yorke. The other two were Q magazine (UK) and Spin (US). Juice, an Australian magazine, has this on their site:

Radiohead`s eagerly awaited new album is on its way and JUICE magazine has just completed one of only three interviews with Thom Yorke worldwide — and it`s an Australian exclusive!

Last night, our roving journo in the mother country, Lauren Zoric, sat down with Thom Yorke for a DNM (deep and meaningful) chat at a Cardiff cafe. It was Yorke’s first interview to promote the album and one of only three worldwide he has agreed to. The others are for Q (UK) and Spin (US).

Zoric, still on cloud nine after her major score, described the interview — which lasted for more than an hour — as “revealing.” We’ll have more details to tantalise you with tomorrow, so watch this space.

{ 0 comments }