Posts Tagged: radiohead

Blind Hunger, Black Bodies, and Radiohead’s In Rainbows

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I’ve seen it coming. This is where it passes through.

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Sound & Vision: Ray Padgett

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book, Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Franklin James Fisher’s “Rhoda”

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I have to work to get the sounds, but then the magic kicks in.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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Album of the Week: Christine Ott’s Tabu

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After many years of touring it as a ciné-concert performance, Christine Ott finally found a home for her Tabu, releasing it on Gizeh Records for its Dark Peak Series. In it, the French musician, who worked with Yann Tiersen and Radiohead, among others, reworks the score and soundtrack for F. W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty’s […]

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Song of the Day: “Burn the Witch”

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Radiohead is no stranger to anxiety. A tense tone—like a taut cord reverberating—runs through the high-energy opener “Burn the Witch,” from their latest record, A Moon Shaped Pool. Thom Yorke’s delicate wail floats over the brazen guitar and strings as the tempo speeds up and the anxiety mounts. His allusions to the Salem witch trials remind listeners that Radiohead has commented […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Max Ritvo

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Max Ritvo passed away on August 23, 2016. Earlier this summer, he spoke with Sarah Blake about his debut collection Four Reincarnations, writing with and about cancer, and how language is a game.

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Sound Takes: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

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At once soothing and horrifying, it became for me the soundtrack of grief and hope for my wounded city and country.

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Song of the Day: “Everything In Its Right Place”

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“Yesterday I woke up sucking on lemon,” sings Thom Yorke in the enthralling first song from Radiohead’s groundbreaking 2000 album, Kid A, which Rolling Stone called the “weirdest Number One album of the year.” Take what you will from Yorke’s reference to lemons—their bitterness, the possibility of making lemonade out of them—but the message in the title […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #73: Prince Rogers Nelson, Guitar Player: A Symposium

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I started thinking about additional, more slantwise ways we might talk about his legacy. What if I organized a bunch of guitar players?

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Radiohead’s Latest Cartoon

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Radiohead’s new music video “Burn the Witch” has debuted, and uses imagery reminiscent of a classic British children’s cartoon to render its very unsettling message about the spread of hate in (we’re just guessing, but trust that the allegory is quite strong) contemporary nativist politics across the West. The video employs a stop-motion technique and aesthetic […]

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The Rumpus Interview with J. Aaron Sanders

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J. Aaron Sanders discusses his debut novel, Speakers of the Dead, his writing process, and the wisdom of sharing his early drafts with his students.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat With Camille Rankine

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Camille Rankine about her new book Incorrect Merciful Impulses, history, and trying to be a writer every day.

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Song of the Day: “Creep”

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An important part of Prince’s artistic image has relied upon mystery—the mystery of his genius is comprised of equal parts sexuality and technical prowess. But there is another component to it, and that is Prince’s ironclad policy against the free distribution of his music. For years, online searches for his music yielded nothing. So you […]

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The International Song of Mystery

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While the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, potentially Daniel Craig’s penultimate appearance as Bond, has fans wondering who will play the franchise’s lead role next, fans are equally awaiting news on the production of Spectre’s theme song. In fact, they’re betting on it. One anonymous better reportedly placed a £15,000 wager on it being produced […]

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