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Radiohead Gives Fans the Bird (and More) in New Online Posts


Peter Wafzig/Redferns via Getty ImagesSunday, Radiohead‘s online social media footprint all but disappeared, with all of the posts on English rockers’ Facebook and Twitter accounts deleted, and its website also blank. Posts on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account also disappeared. 

Today, we’ve got two new posts.  The first, posted just after midnight U.S. Eastern time, is a few seconds of a wooden bird chirping, like one of the figures you’d see in old-school stop-motion animation cartoon.  The band tweeted a link to the Instagram post, where the video lives. 

The second post, also a video and also on Instagram, came about seven hours later and shows footage of six figures in patched robes, each wearing a stag-horn mask and brandishing a sword, dancing around a blonde, Germanic-looking maiden bound to a tree.  Staccato music plays beneath, a combination of strings and guitars — perhaps a sample of new Radiohead music?

Both videos are also posted on Radiohead’s Facebook page.

What it the video imagery means is anyone’s guess — and that’s the point, of course.  Keep your eye on the band’s social media, because clearly, they’re leading us all to some sort of climactic announcement.  The belief is they’ll release a new album in the first half of this year, according to Billboard.  The band’s last album was 2011’s The King of Limbs.

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