Thom Yorke and co., hard at work recording the follow up to 2003’s Hail to the Thief in the oft-windy English countryside, seem to get a kick out of perplexing web posts. The latest example from the brainy Oxford-bred outfit is a video medley of the band in the studio recording tunes potentially set for inclusion on new album — hopefully dropping sometime this year — alongside other film blips, bleeps, and random mish-mash.
Radiohead.com/deadairspace, the band’s bulletin board for politico-rambles and album updates, provides a link in the form of a statement: “This is what happens when you spend too long listening to the same thing over and over again until you just can’t tell anymore and you have to do something else instead.” After the jump, the video — produced by the Vapour Brothers, the same team behind Kid A video items — pops up, providing footage of Yorke plucking a guitar, behind the organ, mixing the turntables, and beside a bonfire, while the other merry chaps operate alien-like instruments (Jonny Greenwood), toweringly sway with guitar in hand (Ed O’Brien), and kick out what many speculate to be new tunes from the forthcoming album. And if so, it appears we may be in for a treat.
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Talk: Is this what happens when you listen to the same thing over and over again?