Radiohead was recently hacked and this forced the band into releasing previously unheard tracks from their ‘Ok Computer‘ era.
Thom Yorke, the lead singer, and songwriter for the band was hacked and the unknown individual asked for a ransom of 150,000$.
Threatening to release the mini discs (archived content) if the demands were not met.
So the band went One-up and released the tracks instead of giving in to the demands of the hacker. The jokes on you hacker!
I guess when people say that everything happens for a reason, this sums it up pretty well.
If it wasn’t for the hacker these previously unreleased tracks might not have seen the light of day, a rare privileged insight into one of the most creative bands.
But there is a twist the album which is 16 hours and 11 minutes long is only available for 18 days (June 28th).
All the proceeds from the sale will go to Extinction Rebellion a sociopolitical charity group.
Never intended for public consumption the previously unreleased tracks which are identified by only numbers ‘MD111’ through ‘MD128’ is a treasure trove for Radiohead fans.
The raw audio tracks demos were recorded between 1995 & 1998 during the bands ‘OK Computer‘ sessions.
Almost each track is over an hour long and the MP3 download itself is 1.8 gigabytes worth, that is a lot of music!
To all the die-hard fans this is a once in a lifetime opportunity with a cause and is available for £18.
You can stream their complete album below!