Thom Yorke wants you to buy two minutes of silence

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Thom Yorke.

But it's okay because it's for charity. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and other notables like Roxy Music founder Bryan Ferry, Prime Minister David Cameron, and professional British person Mark Ronson are releasing a new two-minute single that consists entirely of silence. Proceeds from the "charity single" (which will be released on Nov. 7, Britain's Remembrance Day) will go toward the families of British troops.

Though, arguably, the proceeds should be going to John Cage's estate, or a good intellectual property lawyer. Nonetheless, the avant-garde-y idea is a commendable one. According to some important bureaucrat who's helping put this out:

Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognize the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance.

Sure. And, honestly, it'll probably sound better than a lot of Radiohead's recent work. (Sorry, Hail to the Thief.)