Published Feb 02, 2010Love them or hate them, a new Radiohead album is always a big deal for music lovers. As the band continue to toe the line between stadium and art rock, their new albums guarantee massive discussion. And just like the group's Ed O'Brien promised, it's starting to look as if some new songs are quickly materializing for the band.
OneThirtyBPM points to a post on Postmark Here, a blog run by L.A. Times contributor Jia-Rui Cook. The post, which has since been removed, appears to be about a wrap party for the much-anticipated In Rainbows follow-up and contained the following intercepted message:
Bryan helped transform a house in the Hollywood Hills into a recording studio and spent the last three weeks there recording Radiohead with Nigel Godrich. On Saturday, we waded through a driveway full of Priuses and Minis to get to the wrap party. I was giddy seeing Beck, Selma Hayek and Danger Mouse chatting around the same pool where Dean Martin and the Rat Pack used to hang out. I marveled at the hair on one rock star that resembled one of those fuzzy boom mic covers. How exactly did he describe what he wanted to his hairdresser? I guess it was just proof rock stars can get away with stuff regular folks can't. Thom Yorke periodically toyed with the iPhone that controlled the speakers. Usually he skipped forward to a Rolling Stones song. The band wanted to record in L.A. to get away from the dismal English winter. Nigel said they were probably lolling about too much in the sunshine when they first arrived. When it started pouring down, they realized someone up there was telling them to get on with it. If their last album was "In Rainbows," I guess they could call this one "In Rainstorms.
The Bryan mentioned in the post is almost definitely producer Bryan Cook, who recently Tweeted (and subsequently deleted) a post saying that he was "enjoying the afterglow of a career highlight: 3 weeks of recording Radiohead with producer Nigel Godrich!"
Little else is known about the new songs, or when a new album can be expected, but it's looking more and more likely that we can expect some new Radiohead material soon.