An unreleased Radiohead song appears in P.T. Anderson's new movie Inherent Vice

Surf curio pops up in the legendary director’s epic film.

An unreleased Radiohead song dating from 2006 is set to appear in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie Inherent Vice. ‘Spooks’ is a Tornadoes-esque surf rock instrumental (a neat fit with the film’s retro setting), which the band have performed live but not released – the clip below shows them playing the song in Copenhagen eight years ago. The track appears in the film’s credits, as Slate reports, but hasn’t yet been heard in its finished form.

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has once again been recruited by P.T. Anderson to contribute an orchestral score for the film, following his work on The Master and There Will Be Blood, the latter of which was famously ruled ineligible to win Best Original Score category at the 2008 Oscars because it used some of Greenwood’s existing material.

Based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro and pretty much all your favourite actors, while wide-eyed folkie Joanna Newsom lends her voice to the narration of the complex crime thriller. Watch Radiohead perform ‘Spooks’ below and, seriously, go and watch the trailer for Inherent Vice.

Last week Thom Yorke released a surprise new album, and one million of you downloaded it within a week. They’re quite popular, that Radiohead.

 

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