This week, we have evidence that Radiohead should release singles more often—or at least, release them in pieces. They score only the second U. Top 40 hit of their career, with one of the least catchy songs on the catchier-than-usual In Rainbows. Which they dutifully did.
Some time in the late s, when it wasn't quite clear how digital distribution of music would work or that it was an inevitability, I had a vision of bands releasing special versions of their recordings in four-track form. Drop the drums out for a moment here, just before the chorus; let's see what this section sounds like as an instrumental; maybe some sort of effects loop could be brought in or out to apply some echo or flange. I thought about the old filmmakers' lament, "The projectionist always has final cut. Though mp3s weren't in wide use at the time, remixes certainly were, and interactive gaming was also on the rise.
Forgot your password? Radiohead want you to remix their new single, "Nude. If fans buy all five stems, on April 11 they'll be emailed a code to a file that can be opened using the GarageBand computer program. GarageBand isn't necessary to remix the files, though, as the band's site states that the files are compatible with many music production and remixing programs.
Nude is the third track on Radiohead's album In Rainbows. The song was released as the second single from In Rainbows on the 31st March Nude was written in , and the band began to perform it live soon after.