After declaring their old website “infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable,” Radiohead have transformed it into a new online archive called, fittingly, the Radiohead Public Library.
https://t.co/Gk4BUXwjsg has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative.
We present: the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY. pic.twitter.com/H7Ft6lNuuN
— Radiohead (@radiohead) January 20, 2020
The site is color-coded and sorted into different eras centered around each of the band’s nine studio albums, and fans can download and print their own library cards. There’s also a new merch section featuring new runs of some of Radiohead’s iconic t-shirt designs available for pre-order.
The site also features every music video the band has ever made, a treasure trove of live performances (including Glastonbury 1997 and Reading Festival 2009), their debut EP Drill and other rarities streaming for the first time, the band’s Office Charts playlists, a 66-step guide to making your own A Moon Shaped Pool artwork and more.
It’s a move that makes sense for a band who has a long history of using the internet to interact with their fans, and it’s the latest in what appears to be a growing trend, joining the ranks of Neil Young’s Neil Young Archives and Nick Cave’s The Red Hand Files.
You can download your library card and peruse the Radiohead Public Library’s digital shelves here.
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