Sonos has announced the new streaming radio service Sonos Radio, which is available for free to Sonos users worldwide. The service includes ad-free artist-curated stations, and the first of those to launch is Thom Yorke's, which is available right now. Curated stations from David Byrne, Third Man Records, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard (which launches on 5/5) are on the way too. Thom Yorke says:
Here in a new form is that ever rolling compilation / office chart habit of mine of putting together what I have found recently that fascinates or moves me, what obsesses me, challenges me, opens new doors, reminds me of what I might have forgotten, is insanely complex or elegantly simple, violent, funny, messy, heavy or light. Whatever has hit me over the head basically. It may be new or old or just dug up again. With all this time we have behind doors I hope this provides a welcome connection and escape…and perhaps stops the walls closing in quite so quick.
There's also Sonos' "signature" station Sonos Sound System, which will include guest radio hours on Wednesdays from Angel Olsen (4/22), JPEGMAFIA (4/29), Phoebe Bridgers (5/6), Nancy Whang, Jamila Woods, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Soccer Mommy, Vagabon, Vegyn and Whitney. And there are several ad-supported genre stations, including hip hop, metal, psychedelic indie pop, electronic music, '70s funk, alternative rock, and much more.