Radiohead creates digital ‘seasonal greeting cards’

Radiohead has launched a series of digital greeting cards through its online public library.

As befits the group responsible for “Fitter Happier,” these digital notes are more unsettling than generically celebratory. Exterior design options are “FA LA LA”, “LA-LA”, LA, LA, “LA”, and “LAA”, and interior choices include “EVERYTHING IS PINK”, “PEACE UPON YOU”, “AU PLACE OF EMPTINESS”, “HOPE FOR THE FUTURE” and “SUNLIT UPLANDS STILL AWAIT”.

The band detailed the project on the site, writing, “This festive card is for making and sending to acquaintances new and old. No data item placed there will be stored by Radiohead. Although if you’re interested in hearing about Radiohead, take a leisurely walk here and join WASTE Please don’t run. It’s still a library.

The band’s Jonny Greenwood accompanied the announcement with his own holiday greetings to fans.

“Hope you are all safe and not too scared or too bored,” he wrote. “I also hope that somehow we can soon be able to make music for you, and that the pleasure of making music and hearing music, whether in a concert, a concert hall, in church or at home with friends – is not forgotten in this sorry year. And as we come out of 2020, washing our hands, I wish you all a happier new year – and sends you and yours our most sincere greetings.

Radiohead released their latest studio album, A moon-shaped swimming poolin 2016. Singer Thom Yorke released his latest solo project, album and Netflix short film Animain 2019.

Mika R. Pyle