Radiohead Launch Digital Holiday Cards

Sam Sodomsky
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Radiohead have launched a line of characteristically apocalyptic digital greeting cards via their online archive. The design patterns include “LA-LA,” “LA LA,” and “LAA,” while the inner messages contain such sentiments as “Hope for the future,” “Everything is rosy,” and “In lieu of emptiness.” “This festive card is for you to make and send to acquaintances new and old,” reads a note. “No element of data placed onto it will be stored by Radiohead.” Head to their site to create and send your own.

In a holiday message to fans, Jonny Greenwood writes, “Right now, I just feel this: I hope you are all safe and well and not too scared, or too bored.” He continues, “I also hope that somehow we can be part of making music for you soon, and that the pleasure of making music, and hearing music, whether in a gig, concert hall, church, or at home with friends—is not forgotten in this desolate year.”

Comparing the year to a Ray Bradbury story—“I forget the title now (though Colin would remember. I’ll Zoom him later)”—Greenwood writes, “Murder and solitude—and… happy zmas.”

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