Radiohead releases 'Burn The Witch' ahead of world tour

Radiohead perform on stage at Glastonbury Festival UK June 1994

Radiohead's "disappearance" from the Internet has proved short-lived, with the band teasing fans with three short video clips on its official Instagram account Tuesday.

Others speculated on Twitter about how the new album will arrive, with Radio One DJ Phil Taggart writing: " #Radiohead will release their new album at midnight exclusively through a carrier pigeon sanctuary in Torquay #RadioheadReleaseTheories".

The second, featuring orchestral music, shows a circle of masked figures, armed with swords, dancing around a woman tied to a tree. As Pitchfork points out, the band has apparently mailed out cryptic leaflets reading, "Sing a song of sixpence that goes/ Burn the Witch/ We know where you live", with an embossed Radiohead logo and artwork that now appears on the band's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Over the weekend, music review website Pitchfork reported that several Radiohead fans in the United Kingdom had received cryptic leaflets in the mail that read, in part, "BURN THE WITCH/WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE".

We reached out to representatives of the band for comment and will let you know if we hear back. "Radiohead just deleted all their tweets, so something Earth changing is about to happen, '" tweeted D.D. Walker (@desmondalan) on Sunday. "Is the new album called Burn The Witch?" tweeted Niall Doherty, reviews editor at music magazine Q. This site has already begun spinning a conspiracy theory about how the title of the song appeared in the artwork to the band's 2003 album, Hail to the Thief, while chronicling the seemingly long, clue-filled road the track took to release.

But some thought it may have been a clue to how the album would be released.

Yorke released his "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" solo project independently through a BitTorrent bundle in 2014. The stop-motion four-minute clip directed by "There There" director Chris Hopewell tells the story of a quaint village preparing to, well, burn a witch.

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