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Thom Yorke Just Put a New Album on BitTorrent

Also in the Afternoon Links: Samuel L. Jackson rules at karaoke, Thomas Pynchon will cameo in ‘Inherent Vice,’ and Drake ruins emojis.

Thom Yorke has a new album! It’s his second solo disc, it’s called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, it features incredible use of parentheses on the track “There Is No Ice (For My Drink),” and it’s available on … BitTorrent? Right when I was about to go on a rant about how Yorke hates Spotify, which pays artists, I realized this isn’t the pirate-y, free kind of BitTorrent — Yorke is charging $6. “If it works,” Yorke says, “anyone can do this exactly as we have done.”

SNL cast impressions with Bill Hader.
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