The brand new Radiohead Public Library is set to be the biggest online archive of all their available audio, visual and physical releases…
It’s safe to assume that at some point or another you’ve tried to google your favourite band—for example ‘Radiohead’—only for the results to yield random and unrelated stories, album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork, or low quality videos protected by annoying compulsory ads.
Today Radiohead are hoping to put a stop to this with the unveiling of the Radiohead Public Library. From today, visitors to the new website will be able to create their own library card and membership number, granting them access to a curated and organised archive of the band’s extended catalogue and all the artefacts associated with each album.
This archive already includes: detailed album artwork, official videos, ad-free HD live and TV performances, B-sides and compilation tracks, previously out-of-print merchandise to be custom made on demand, band members’ ‘office chart’ playlists from around different recording sessions, and more.
In celebration of the Library’s opening week, Colin and Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke will rotate the roll of playing librarian for a day between the 20-24 January. Each band member will present a curated selection of their favourite archive material across the band’s social media channels as well as on their own Radiohead Public Library cards.
To make the launch even more memorable, a number of previously unavailable Radiohead recordings have been made available to stream and download, including the band’s 1992 debut, The Drill EP, I Want None Of This from the 2005 charity compilation Help! A Day In The Life, and the 2011 TKOL RMX 8 remix EP.
The Radiohead Public Library launches today (20 January). Click here to check out the new website.