Thom Yorke shares playlist from his Sonos show; Radiohead streaming ’94 concert video
Last month, Sonos announced their new streaming radio service, Sonos Radio, which includes ad-free artist-curated stations from contributors such as David Byrne, Third Man Records, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, and more.
The first of said curated stations to launch was Thom Yorke's, titled In the Absence Thereof.... His curation for his station, as he described, is "that ever-rolling compilation/office chart habit of [his] of putting together what [he has] found recently that fascinates or moves [him]."
Today, Thom tweeted out a playlist (available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer) of the picks that made it onto his first Sonos Radio mix. The playlist features a mix of influences and modern favorites, including James Blake (who recently covered a Radiohead track on a livestream), Oneohtrix Point Never, Holly Herndon, Floating Points, Colini Stetson, Duke Ellington, Thee Oh Sees, and Little Simz. And as Sonos users may remember, it amazingly begins with an hour-long Ben Vida track.
The playlist also features a track from Kali Malone, who Thom interviewed for his curated, limited edition zine called I See You, which he made for Crack Magazine last year.
He also included a track from Sarah Davachi, who is set to open for his tentatively scheduled 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' tour this fall, which is currently scheduled on October 19 in Denver, CO. (We'll see.)
Thom is set to share two more mixes for Sonos in the coming future. Listen to In the Absence Thereof... below.
Meanwhile, Radiohead's weekly archival stream continues this afternoon. This week, they're streaming their 1994 concert film Live at the Astoria, which included The Bends material ten months before that album was released. Tune in right here at 5 PM ET:
Check out photos of Radiohead at MSG in 2018: