Ahh, how happy I was to just freely receive two new Radiohead tracks by e-mail! As a thanks for purchasing the new album The King of Limbs, and also to celebrate Independent Record Store Day, customers get two extra tracks that weren’t included on the album. That I like. And hey: that’s how to treat people who are actually willing to pay for music, instead of stealing it.
Here’s what the e-mail said:
Right, that’s most of you covered, apologies to those we’ve missed out … ok, so here are two tracks for your listening pleasure:
Supercollider and The Butcher. We released these as a limited edition 2 track 12inch vinyl to mark Independent Record Store Day last Saturday, April 16 … so in case you missed out and didn’t get a copy here they are.
It’s a thank you for being SO supportive of what we do …
p.s. This is not part of a new loyalty points scheme, a Radiohead clubcard or even an air miles redeemable reward type thing…
It is just a big old-fashioned thank you!
Hope your Spring/Autumn is good.
Ed, Colin, Jonny, Philip & Thom
FYI… ‘The Butcher’ was recorded and mixed during ‘The King of Limbs’ sessions, but we couldn’t make it work on the album; ‘Supercollider’ was started during those sessions and finished off in March of this year.
I’m not gonna undermine this great action by providing you with mp3′s, but here’s the Soundcloud link so you can listen to it and decide you wanna buy the album.
Supercollider is an electronic track, really good, with a dancehall kinda beat and a great synth crescendo. The Butcher is more traditional Radiohead, pretty intricate and dark.