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Radiohead news wrap-up

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We can come up with a ton of excuses on why nothing has been posted here since last month. Don’t worry, we’ll spare you. A lot of effort has been put in to a redesign of the entire site so it’s not like we’ve totally neglected things.

» So what’s new in the world of Radiohead? Well, as you probably know, the band is back with pal Nigel Godrich recording the new album “properly” now according to Thom. There are plenty of photos of behind the scenes action in the studio over at the band’s blog Dead Air Space. One of the photos (pictured above) is of Stanley painting. He usually bunks up with the band while in the studio and designs all the album artwork while they record. Could this be a hint of the album cover?

» Speaking of Mr. Donwood, there is a new section on his site called “Dead Children Playing.” Nice. There will be an exhibition in Barcelona, Spain from November 26 to December 16 where paintings from Stanley and Dr. Tchock (Thom Yorke) will be displayed. For more information, check out the site.

» Now for something completely different. Radiohead rag dolls.

» Later this month, Thom will be releasing a 5 song / 2 video EP called Spitting Feathers. This looks to be a Japanese release but Amazon has it for pre-sale. Here’s the tracklist:

1. Drunkk Machine
2. A Rat’s Nest
3. Jetstream
4. Harrowdown Hill (Extended Mix)
5. Iluvya
6. Video – Harrowdown Hill
7. Video – Analyse

» Better late then never, right? Thanks to Justin for sending us the Radiohead pumpkin he carved for Halloween.

» So by visiting Green Plastic, it would be assumed that you have an interest in Radiohead. Maybe you have an interest in marching bands as well? Well then, today is your lucky day. The University of Arizona marching band is doing a 15 minute Radiohead medley this year. See for yourself! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3.

» Jonny Greenwood (Happy belated Birthday btw) is up for BBC Composer of the Year for 2006. You can stream his piece “Popcorn Superhet Receiver” here.

» A lot of people emailed to tell us that Thom’s “Analyse” plays at the end of Christopher Nolan’s new film The Prestige. So now you know.

(thanks to everyone that wrote in with news)