Radiohead to Release New Album This Winter (And it Will be on Vinyl)

This morning I was delighted to see the news on ateaseweb that Radiohead is to head into the studio again and begin recording their new album this winter. Because of my last, Radiohead-themed post, I’ve decided to keep the Radiohead-train-a-rollin.’

The possibility of a follow-up to Radiohead’s 2008 In Rainbows was very up in the air this past year as speculation grew surrounding a number of interviews with the band members. The band releasing the These Are My Twisted Words digital download this summer only added fuel to the fire. Well today the speculation can come to an end and we can expect a brand new Radiohead album as early as next year.

Here is the news as quoted on ateaseweb:

“There’s been a lot of speculation on Radiohead’s next album. Would it ever be recorded? Or would be just get digital tracks, EP’s or whatever made the press. Ed O’Brien confirmed that a new Radiohead album (yes, album) is in the making.

It was the interview in The Believer that kick-started a lot of rumours on Radiohead’s future. Thom Yorke told the magazine: “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again.(…) But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.” The news hit the press worldwide.

Radiohead have spent this Summer in the studio, releasing tracks online like ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ and ‘These Are My Twisted Words’. This sort of seemed like they were serious about not releasing albums in the future. But guitarist Ed O’Brien has confirmed that the band is in fact interested in recording more albums and the follow-up to ‘In Rainbows’ is actually in the making.

Ed O’Brien told NME that with sessions planned this winter the band would “definitely” be releasing a full album physically next year.
“We were misquoted,” claimed O’Brien of Yorke’s comments, loudly adding, “WE WILL BE MAKING AN ALBUM!”

Ed also made it clear that the album would be released on both CD and vinyl formats.

“We love the artwork; that’s really important, the physicality,” he explained. “And we all like vinyl. That’s not going to go away. I still like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day – I nearly downloaded it from iTunes but I thought, ‘No. I want the physical thing.”

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I have left South Jersey for the weekend and will be heading into Portland, Maine today to check out a few record stores and grab a famous Lake Trout Stout. Check us out later for some record store reviews and pictures.

Portland's own Lake Trout Stout

Portland's own Lake Trout Stout

Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses – New Thom Yorke 12″

YES. My new Thom Yorke record was finally shipped to me from the UK. Unfortunately, I had to wait for this one because I took my sweet time to order it. It’s a limited edition and only 2000 copies were made and for some reason 2000 copies sounded like alot when I read about it over at ateaseweb. Here’s to being naive. These things sold like hot cakes. I’m not entirely sure why hot cakes sell so fast but I think they should re-tweak that expression and make it, “these _____ (s) sold like Thom Yorke records.” I should have bought it on w.a.s.t.e. while it was still available, but I had to resort to Ebay in the end. No biggie though– totally worth it.

This record is a beauty. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Radiohead‘s longtime artist, Stanley Donwood. As you can see in the pictures, the cover has an intricate, wave-square, cut-out pattern which pretty much speaks for itself. Very contemporary and very cool. Classic Yorke/Donwood

For those of you who don’t know, Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses is the final culmination of a song that has been floating around the Radiohead camp since 2001 and actually began as something that led to an earlier incarnation of Radiohead’s Reckoner, an instant classic off of their 2008 In Rainbows Album.

This piece of music summons the clean, abstract electronica feel of Yorke’s 2006 The Eraser album and the B-side of the record, The Hollow Earth is in fact, from these very sessions. Horses was put together with the aide of longtime Radiohead bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Johnny Greenwood and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, so it definitely retains that signature Radiohead feel and could almost slip in unnoticed on either their Kid-A or Amnesiac albums, especially with its cryptic lyrics:

“Insekt bytes machine gun cameras/ Fobbed off with lame shit excuses/ I’ve no sons and I’ve no daughters/ Feeling pulled apart by horses”

Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses:

The Hollow Earth:

This is the perfect item to whet the appetite of any Radiohead/ Thom Yorke fan and is a nice little piece of music to keep us satisfied as the band works on their highly-anticipated next album (or EP, whichever comes first).

Check out the new Radiohead single, These Are My Twisted Words which was “leaked” by the band and can be downloaded for free on the band’s website, here:

Complete coincidence, but for the record, today also happens to be Thom Yorke’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Thom!

"I bloody love cake!"

"I bloody love cake!"