Radiohead Disappears From The Internet, New Album Coming Soon?
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:13:07
Radiohead has disappeared from the internet. As Reddit users pointed out, the band's website has gone blank, and they have also removed all posts from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Radiohead has also removed photos from all of their social media accounts, leaving their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ accounts completely blank. Pitchfork reports, "This comes one day after fans of the band received mysterious flyers with the words "Sing a song of sixpence that goes/Burn the Witch/We know where you live." It's unclear what it is, but something seems to be happening." Thom Yorke has also deleted his tweets.
Earlier this year, fans began speculating that Radiohead would be releasing a new album in 2016 because the group registered a new company, Dawn Chorus LLP. Radiohead registered new companies before the surprise releases of In Rainbows and The King of Limbs.
In April, Radiohead B-sides, live tracks, and non-album cuts were removed from streaming services Spotify, Apple Music, and others. The removal was part of a large scale label transfer involving Radiohead's pre-In Rainbows catalog. An XL spokesperson released a statement via Rolling Stone: "This is the first step in the transfer of Radiohead's back catalogue from Parlophone to XL. The main albums are being made available in their original form as a start, before non-LP material is reconfigured."
The news came as the latest part of Parlophone's divestment process that began in 2013 with Warner Music Group's acquisition of the label, Billboard reported. However, that move seems to have little to do with this weekend's events.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff