Radiohead opens the online archive "Radiohead Public Library"

Lula Sharp
January 24, 2020

You can even print your own library card.

"Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable". We have now made it predictably incredibly informative.

The iconic, enigmatic band RADIOHEAD took to TWITTER to tell to fans that they've opened their vaults to launch the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY. Nevertheless, the smart signature highlights how much the Radiohead Public Library (henceforth RPL) does feel just like surfing a specially chaotic research record.

Alright, I'll admit it: in spite of the headline above, a downloadable library card shall be the least keen fragment of the "Radiohead Public Library", a brand original online collection of the band's discipline material.

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Radiohead fans suddenly have a lot of a new material to dig in to. The sections include a variety of merchandise, album covers, links to music videos and live coverage, scans of their old newsletters, and rare songs that haven't been released on streaming services.

Thom Yorke and his bandmates also announced that one of them will play "librarian" each day of the week to offer a curated tour through the archive on their respective social media, starting on January 20 with bassist Colin Greenwood.

"We present: the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY".

The announcement of the archive follows the band's decision in late 2019 to make their entire discography available to stream on YouTube, from their 1993 debut album "Pablo Honey" through to 2016's "A Moon Shaped Pool".

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