The digitally minded Radiohead man’s new 12″ arrived ahead of schedule for some today, and was immediately ripped and megauploaded right on schedule. Earlier this month, Thom described “Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses” as a “radical rework of an old tune thats been kicking around without a home since 2001.” “Reckoner” was said to be born out of the coda to the song, a six-and-a-half minute sketch that pairs a funky, repetitive bassline with Thom’s heavily echoed, reliably cryptic poetry (“Insekt bytes machine gun cameras/ Fobbed off with lame shit excuses/ I’ve no sons and I’ve no daughters/ Feeling pulled apart by horses”); it morphs into a buzzy synth jam in its final two minutes. B-side “The Hollow Earth” is equally bleak and paranoid, all skittery beats reminiscent of The Eraser. Take a listen while you admire Stanley and Tchock’s sliced sleeve.
“Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses”
“The Hollow Earth”
[Pics via ateaseweb.]
Speaking of “Reckoner,” Thom will perform the In Rainbows cut on Monday in a global broadcast that follows screenings of eco-docudrama The Age Of Stupid. From Dead Air Space:
age of StuPid StupID StuPid
there is a film that is getting a lot of attention call Aged of Stupid. i’ve seen it and it stays with you-
especially in light of the Copenhagen summit coming up in December where our glorious leaders must decide how we structure our plans to tackle climate change.
The global premier of it will happen on the 21st of september or 22nd depending on your time zone.
There are cinemas participating in over 50 countries – If you want to be part of it, you can buy a ticket for the one nearest to you by going to the age of stupid website
After the screening, there will be live discussion thing via global satellite link up
and after that I will be playing Reckoner live from an undisclosed location. (!)
Thom also did a surprise DJ set at the Roosevelt Hotel in LA the other day. He played Major Lazer.
“Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses” vinyl is available via TBD at w.a.s.t.e. It comes with a gratis download, but if you only want the files you can buy “through the usual channels” 10/6.