Radiohead are set to release their Record Store Day single ‘Supercollider’ / ‘The Butcher’ as a free download.
Radiohead and the internet eh? A match made in heaven. ‘In Rainbows’ may have been a game changer, but since that epochal moment the band have refused to slow down with follow up ‘The King Of Limbs’ also utilising the web.
In case you missed it, the Oxford group followed this with a single for Record Store Day. ‘Supercollider’ and ‘The Butcher’ were recorded during sessions for ‘The King Of Limbs’ but were deemed surplus to the final running order.
Released on 12 inch, Radiohead pressed only a limited edition of physical copies. Once they were gone, they were gone…
Now the band have sent a message to fans indicating that ‘Supercollider’ and ‘The Butcher’ are set to be released as free downloads. Opening with ‘thank you’ in 27 different languages, the email says:
“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!”
Meanwhile, some of the physical copies of the Record Store Day release went out with flawed labels. “Unfortunately, due to err…unforeseen circumstances that we didn’t foresee, some of the vinyl have the labels on the wrong way around” the band wrote on their official blog.
“It is too late to recall the vinyl and stick them on the right way round, so here is a copy of the labels for those of you who wish to download, print, cut out and stick on yourself with pritt stick (other glues are available) thus correcting the error. Or we could just rename the songs.”
Read the full message HERE.