There's a lot to Thom Yorke outside of Radiohead. His 2006 solo debut 'The Eraser' was icy electronic proof that he's as formidable a songwriting talent alone as he is in the company of Mssrs. Greenwood and co. Despite his reputation for being unapproachable, he's also made music with a varied bunch of musicians outside of Radiohead, from Björk to Burial, Modeselektor to PJ Harvey. As we get to grips with the Oxford man's new solo album 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes', what's his best solo tracks until now? Here's our top 10.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has taken the internet by surprise this afternoon: he's surprise-released his new album 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' on BitTorrent. You can read all about the LP here, but below is the full statement from Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich explaining why they've decided to stick it to labels and streaming services with their release strategy.
Tomorrow (September 27) sees the second ever Cassette Store Day: a bit like Record Store Day, but with stacks of tape-only releases and reissues to get your hands on. Read founder Jen Long's blog from last year's event if you're still confused. Anyways, to celebrate, feast your eyes on these topical creations from artist Erika Iris Simmons, who creates portraits of pop icons out of cassette and VHS tape, as well as, in the case of the Ian Curtis example below, sheets from magazines and old books. They've been kicking around online for a while now, but still impress. Bonus fact: Simmons had a hand in producing the video for Bruno Mars' 'Just The Way You Are' - but don't hold that against her. Visit iri5 for more.
What does Vince Vaughn mean to you? The once loveable rogue who found fame as Jon Favreau in 1996 comedy caper Swingers divides opinion. Never more so than on the announcement this week of his casting in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto's award-winning HBO series True Detective. A quick glance on Twitter reveals dumbfounded surprise: "Who's next?
Panic shopping in the aisles at Currys; people hastily thumbing through the catalogue pages in Argos. That's the image I had in my head a couple of weeks ago, when it was announced that Apple's iPod Classic was going to be discontinued. I'd lived without one for two years, ever since my old faithful broke and became permanently jammed on 'It's My Life' by Talk Talk. You'd think the fact I'd gone without having 160GB of my own music wherever I went would mean I didn't need to desperately hanker after one. But I did.