Thom Yorke and David Byrne in Conversation

I’m currently listening to a really fascinating conversation in Wired between David Byrne and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. It’s an unedited, roving chat about Radiohead’s new album, their unusual release strategy, the industry and so forth:

Yorke: The way we termed it was “our leak date.” Every record for the last four — including my solo record — has been leaked. So the idea was like, we’ll leak it, then.

Byrne: Previously there’d be a release date, and advance copies would get sent to reviewers months ahead of that.

There are text excerpts of the interview, but the audio files are way better. You get to hear them thinking about and stumbling over and revising their answers. They both seem quite unguarded–they’re just two musicians chatting about their work.

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