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Radiohead Release Moon Shaped Pool B-Side “Ill Wind” to Streaming Services

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Thom Yorke from Radiohead performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 23, 2017 near Glastonbury, England. Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield festival in the world. It was started by Michael Eavis in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, and now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Radiohead has released their excellent A Moon Shaped Pool B-side “Ill Wind” digitally for the first time. The song was released as a CD single with “Spectre,” the band’s rejected Bond song, with the vinyl release of the 2016 album. If you have not heard the song, it is not a cover of the Harold-Arlen-penned jazz standard of the same name, but Phil Selway’s subtle backbeat does have a bit of a swinging quality.

The band was announced as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 class in the middle of last month. Noted Paddington Bear fan Thom Yorke told Variety in a new interview that he would not be attending the ceremony due to a conflict, and noted that the members of the band “don’t really understand [the Rock Hall] as English people.” Yorke was recently shortlisted in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars for his original song “Suspirium” from Suspiria, and announced yesterday that he will be releasing out “limited edition unreleased material” not included on the film’s soundtrack album on vinyl.

Hear “Ill Wind” below.