The founding of Dawn Chorus follows the same pattern that lead to the band’s last two surprise releases.
In the growing build up to Radiohead’s new album, the band’s Reddit page has been a tireless source of investigation into any possible information. Today, as Consequence Of Sound points out, those fans pulled up something that could hint at an imminent release.
Last October, the band established a new company called Dawn Chorus LLP (documents of which are available on the Reddit page in a Google Drive link). In the case of the Radiohead’s last two albums — 2007’s In Rainbows and 2011’s The King Of Limbs — the band launched them as surprise releases, but established a companies to support the releases before hand. King Of Limbs was preceded by Ticker Tape Ltd. while In Rainbows was preceded by Xurbia Xendless Ltd.
As the pattern goes, it would put a surprise release of the band’s untitled ninth LP fairly close to this time of year. Even more curious is a link dating back to a 2009 interview with Yorke where he was asked about his current favorite song he’s working on. The title? ‘Dawn Chorus’.
Last month Radiohead shared the new song, ‘Spectre’, listen to it below.
Location: Still in the tunnel, looking for the light. Gender:
Aug 6, 2009 - 5:13pm
Radiohead has a new song available for download, "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)". The song is a tribute to Harry Patch, the last surviving combat soldier of World War I, who died last month. It can be downloaded from the Radiohead Website, Dead Air Space. The download costs £1.00 (~USD1.70) with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion, a UK veteran's charity.
It's a lovely song and the lyrics are all quotes from Harry Patch, which makes it an antiwar piece. Go ahead, it's the right thing to do.
Done as well. Deeply moving.
Cut'n'pasted from BBC website, as the link may not work outside the UK; including the short but poignant and very pointed lyrics, all quotes from an interview with Harry just four years ago:
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Thom Yorke, lead singer of the band Radiohead, was moved by the interview to write a tribute to the veteran, inspired by Harry Patch's words.
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Harry Patch (In memory of)
I am the only one that got through The others died where ever they fell It was an ambush They came up from all sides Give your leaders each a gun and then let them fight it out themselves I've seen devils coming up from the ground I've seen hell upon this earth The next will be chemical but they will never learn