So, here’s another update on Radiohead’s new album. There are various rumours floating around on the location and the stages of recording the eighth studio album.
We’re surely expecting the new album this year, since Ed O’Brien revealed that the band are recording the album this Winter. In January Thom Yorke added on BBC Radio (in January): “Radiohead is still doing stuff. In fact, we’re starting another session for a month in two days. My biggest trouble at the moment is trying to keep up, but I prefer it that way.”
Los Angeles Times writer Jia-Rui Cook posted on his personal blog ‘Postmark Here‘ that Radiohead and Nigel Godrich set up a studio in the Hollywood Hills for a three-week session, where he attended the wrap party on January 30th. Here’s the (now deleted) post:
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.”
However, this does not mean the new album is finished. This could be the wrap party for just this session and more recording sessions are coming up. Radiohead’s publicist could not confirm or deny the wrap party to Entertainment Weekly, but answered ‘FALSE’ to the question if Radiohead’s new album is indeed finished. To be continued obviously…