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Thom Yorke announces 12-inch single release date

September 3, 2009 | 12:02 pm


The Radiohead camp seems to be in all systems go mode these days. First, there was the symphonic benefit track “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” in early August, followed by the more traditionally Radiohead-sounding “These Are My Twisted Words” not two weeks later.

Now there is news of yet two more forthcoming tunes, these under the guise of Thom Yorke solo tracks. “FeelingPulledApartbyHorses” and “The Hollow Earth” are the song titles, with the music to be initially released on 12-inch vinyl single format.

“FeelingPulledApartbyHorses is written & played by Jonny and I and is a radical rework of an old tune that's been kicking around without a home since 2001? i think,” says Yorke via press release in his customarily typo-ridden style. “The Hollow Earth is a bass menace that was born out of the Eraser period but needed a little more time.”

The vinyl single will be released Sept. 21 via the band’s W.A.S.T.E. online store, or in “good” record stores, Yorke says, “if you are lucky enough to have one near you.” The songs are scheduled for digital release on Oct.  6.

--Scott T. Sterling

Photo: Thom Yorke performing with Radiohead during the 2009 Frequency Festival in Austria last month. Credit: Herbert P. Oczeret