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Radiohead Finally Posts a New Video (And it's Not What You Might Expect)

Billboard logo Billboard 3/05/2016 Lars Brandle

Thom Yorke performs during Day 3 of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. © Mike Windle/WireImage Thom Yorke performs during Day 3 of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Radiohead's barren social media pages now have a single, cryptic video: a 5-second clip of a chirping animated bird.  

The alternative British hitmakers took the unusual step over the weekend of deleting all postings on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, and its Website had gone completely white. Postings on frontman Thom Yorke's Twitter account also went blank.

The plot thickened when some Radiohead fans in the U.K. received mysterious leaflets in the mail, heralding "Sing the song of sixpence that goes 'Burn the witch.' We know where you live."

And today (May 3), at 6am GMT on Tuesday, the band posted its feathered friend. But what does it all mean? Are they ready to take flight with a new album? Perhaps they're telling us the early bird catches, well, something.

It could be a reference to the Down Chorus, a new company established last October by members of the band and presumably the holding company for a new album, the follow-up to The King of Limbs from 2011. 

Or are they just giving us all the bird? Watch the clip below.

A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on

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