“Burn The Witch,” Radiohead’s new single form their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, will be receiving the vinyl treatment with a limited edition 7-inch release set for May 13 in independent U.K. record stores according to Bull Moose Vinyl via Consequence of Sound. While no date has been set for a U.S. release, CoS reported that it “will soon be available at selected stores internationally.” Always the indie champions, Radiohead is only offering the vinyl version of “Burn The Witch” in independent record stores and there will be no online sales. In other words, you support your local independent record shop to buy it. The B-side for the record will be Radiohead’s rejected theme song for the Bond film “Spectre.”
After disappearing completely from the Internet and teasing fans with cryptic messages Radiohead released “Burn The Witch” with an animated video on YouTube on May 3. The song is classic Radiohead, frantic and yet somehow subdued, with chugging strings and ominous electronic noises that drive you on to some kind of foreboding conclusion. The video speaks well to the song’s main theme of scapegoatism. But as always with Radiohead it's important to read between the lines. You can check out the video embedded above.
Radiohead will be hitting The States on their world tour with double two-night stands in New York July 26 & 27 and Los Angeles August 4 & 8. Click here to browse AXS.com for Radiohead tickets. The band also recently announced the openers for their world tour. Read about them here.