Thom Yorke just released a new album through BitTorrent

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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced that his latest album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, is available right now and is being sold to fans via BitTorrent. In a letter co-signed by producer Nigel Godrich, Yorke describes this approach to distribution as “an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around.” The singer says everything will be handled via “a new version of BitTorrent,”  though he’s actually just referring to paid BitTorrent Bundles.

The gated format allows filmmakers, musicians, and other artists to deliver content to fans directly. Moby, Madonna, and others have experimented with bundles, but those have been free. BitTorrent says this is the “first paygated…

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