Not typically known for their cheerfulness, celebrated British rock/alternative/electronic/whatever-they-feel-like band Radiohead have launched a selection of holiday greeting cards. Available via the band’s online archive, you can now create and send your own digital card.
The process is simple. Enter the name of the person you’re sending from (you?), the name of the person you wish to send the card to, and then select the patterns for the ‘outside’ and messages ‘inside’ of the card. The design patterns – some of which is featured on Radiohead’s official 2021 calendar – include “FA LA LA,” “LA-LA,” and “LAA,” while the inner messages contain such sentiments as “Hope for the future,” “Everything is rosy,” and “In lieu of emptiness.”
Furthermore, the ever technologically aware yet conscientious band state that, “no element of data placed onto it will be stored by Radiohead.”
“Right now, I just feel this: I hope you are all safe and well and not too scared, or too bored,” writes band member Jonny Greenwood. “I also hope that somehow we can be part of making music for you soon, and that the pleasure of making music, and hearing music, whether in a gig, concert hall, church, or at home with friends – is not forgotten in this desolate year.”
We very much hope so too, Jonny.
You can check out the selection available, with some typically abstract artwork, on the Radiohead Public Library now. There’s also a mailing list you can sign-up to, should you offer consent for Radiohead to store your data.