Apparently, No New Radiohead Album in 2007
But! Radiohead art collected in Stanley Donwood book
Read it and weep if you must. But yes, according to a Teletext
report, and despite rampant speculation, a Radiohead
person has claimed that the band won't release its latest magnum opus until 2008. (A U.S. rep neither confirmed nor denied this).
Really though, with August already halfway out the window, 2008 isn't such a long ways off, is it now? And, to tide you over for the wait, Verso Books
is set to re-publish the Stanley Donwood
/Dr. Tchock art book Dead Children Playing
Originally pressed in 2006 and sharing its name with a Donwood art exhibit, this full-color tome collects the era-defining visuals that have accompanied Radiohead's music from The Bends
through Hail to the Thief
. The eerie, paranoid creations of Donwood and Tchock (perhaps better known as Thom Yorke) fill this hardcover book's 80-odd pages-- everything from album covers to promo art to assorted sketches to that grim cartoon/comic that came hidden behind the CD tray in early copies of Kid A
This, the first Verso edition, will hit bookshelves October 17.
In other Radiohead news, ask Jonny Greenwood why the hell he named his award-winning
orchestral composition Popcorn Superhet Receiver
when the piece makes its U.S. debut
January 16 and 17, as part of the Wordless Music Series. Video: Radiohead: Pyramid Song [from the Amnesiac LP]