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Thom Yorke Debuts Glitchy Solo Track on Radio


A mix by Thom Yorke aired on British radio station XFM, and it featured a first glimpse of a new solo track by the Radiohead frontman called “The Twist.” Hear it now over at OneThirtyBPM, or check out the entire mix below. Click the play button, and Thom’s song will stream first.

Yorke’s “MoneyBack mix” appeared on British radio DJ and music journalist Mary Anne Hobbs‘ “Music Response” program. The 25-minute compilation mostly consists of fairly opaque, dub-inflected electronic blips and beats, including Yorke’s own remix of a track by forward-thinking U.K. composers John Matthias and Nick Ryan. Music by Modeselektor, with whom Yorke recently Kid A opener “Everything in Its Right Place” and takes them someplace choppier and icier.

The mix also includes a pair of remixes of tracks from Radiohead’s The King of Limbs. By London producer Blawan and fellow knob-twiddler Thriller Houseghost, the reworkings are set to appear on the band’s forthcoming remix collection, TKOL RMX 1234567, due out October 11.

Meanwhile, as Consequence of Sound points out, the drumbeat has begun to have Radiohead play at next year’s Coachella. In fact, according to music trade publication Hits Daily Double, event organizers already booked Radiohead and No Doubt as headliners for the 2012 festival, and are “very close to finalizing a deal” with the Rolling Stones. The report has yet to be independently confirmed.