Album Release: Sun 8 May 2016
9th studio album.
It was self-released as a download, backed by the singles 'Burn the Witch' and 'Daydreaming'.
The album was made available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Tidal, and direct from their own website for between £9 and £13 for a download, £10 for the CD, £20 for the vinyl and £60 for a deluxe edition.
The album was not available on Spotify, apart from the first two singles. All of this stems from Yorke pulling the Atoms for Peace album from Spotify (and other streaming services) in 2013, and then calling Spotify 'the last desperate fart of a dying corpse' in an interview with the Mexican website Sopitas.
CD and LP editions will be released on 17 Jun 2016 through XL Recordings, followed by a 'special edition' in September containing additional artwork and two additional tracks.
Radiohead worked on A Moon Shaped Pool intermittently after finishing the 2012 tour for their previous album, The King of Limbs (2011), recording in southern France with long-time producer Nigel Godrich.
It includes several songs written and performed some years earlier; 'True Love Waits' dates to at least 1995, 'Burn the Witch' to 2000, and 'Present Tense' to 2009.
The album features strings and choral vocals arranged by multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood and performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra.