Radiohead Celebrates New Year with Scotch Mist

This band is doing everything right these days.  Last night while many of us were preparing to ring in the new year (midnight GMT), Radiohead put on a live video webcast presentation of In Rainbows. The hour long private studio performance, titled Scotch Mist, was also run on the cable channel Current TV.

The songs have all made their way to YouTube and can also be listened to individually. Paraphrasing Greg’s sentiment about the the “thumbs_down” webcasts (from awhile back) these seem to both pull back the veil of the band and also add to their mystery.

Somehow though, it gives great insight into how the band works and performs away from the stage.
Highlight for me: “House of Cards.”

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Other videos:

15 Step
Bodysnatchers
Nude
Weird Fishes\Arpeggi
All I Need
Faust Arp
Reckoner
House of Cards
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Videotape

Also, if you haven’t read it yet, also check out Wired’s great feature conversation between Thom Yorke and David Byrne, as well as Byrne’s amazingly informative essay on the current state of the music business. Both excellent reads.