Is this a studio recording of ‘Follow Me Around’? UPDATE: NO

In our inbox this morning is a link to this YouTube video of a supposed recording of the old Radiohead song, “Follow Me Around.”

Where do we begin? First off, it sounds old. Though the video tags say TKOL2 indicating that this could be released in a potential upcoming release, the uploader does say he only tagged it this way so more people will find it. Our guess is if it’s real, it was recorded a long time ago and was never released. What do you think? Is it a clever fake?

UPDATE: Never mind. It’s old and not a real recording.

(thanks to Jarod)

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Atoms for Peace: Oakland Night #1

Thom Yorke & Atoms for Peace

Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke) _AFP6927xr, originally uploaded by hazyskyline6.

Atoms for Peace played the first of two shows last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The band did an unusual third encore, playing “The Daily Mail”, an untitled new “jam”, as well as the old Radiohead fan favorite, but never played, “Follow Me Around.” [update: video below] Woah.

Did you go? Let us know how it went in the comments.


01 The Eraser
02 Analyse
03 The Clock
04 Black Swan
05 Skip Divided
06 Atoms for Peace
07 And it Rained All Night
08 Harrowdown Hill
09 Cymbal Rush


10  Lotus Flower
11 Like Spinning Plates
12 Everything in its Right Place


13 Paperbag Writer
14 Judge, Jury and Executioner
15 The Hollow Earth
16 Felling Pulled Apart by Horses


17 The Daily Mail
18 new untitled song described as a “jam”
19 Follow Me Around

The bands plays night #2 tonight in Oakland. We’ll be there. Will you?

UPDATE: Here’s the video of “Follow Me Around” (thanks to lssrider)

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Radiohead’s new album

From the folks at Pitchfork:

Radiohead are reportedly already at work on the follow-up to last year’s Amnesiac, scheduling studio time in May and publishing some teasing lyric fragments on their official website. Rather than sequestering themselves in the studio as on the mammoth sessions that begat Kid A and Amnesiac, Radiohead hope to use the sessions to bang out some demos before roadtesting the new material on select live dates later this summer. Sources told Pitchfork the sessions will likely be engineered by Graeme Stewart, who lent a hand on both Kid A and Amnesiac, as well as producing the highly experimental Amnesiac b-sides. The band is likely to reteam with Nigel Godrich for more recording further down the road.

While little is known about the new material aside from a handful of tunes sporadically previewed on the Amnesiac tour, one need only examine the band’s current listening diet to deduce the future direction of Radiohead. Or not: “We’re listening to a lot of guitar music at the moment,” guitarist Ed O’Brien told Worldpop. “I like a lot of the new bands like Electric Soft Parade.” Of course, Ed also dropped the names of the White Stripes and the Strokes, and he’s been saying the next Radiohead album is going to have a big guitar sound since, well, since 1997. Thom Yorke, meanwhile, has been listening to equal doses of Tim Buckley and glitch. Guitarist/keyboardist Jonny Greenwood has been learning both accordian and trumpet. In fact, the guys have been stocking up on all manner of “software, strange instruments, and synths” for the new recordings, according to our sources.

Among the new-ish material performed on the Amnesiac tour were the anthemic “Reckoner” (a hooky riff-rocker in its sole performance last year– who knows how it’ll turn out once Yorke sics his ProTools on it), “Follow Me Around,” a holdover from the post-OK Computer period, and “Wicked Child,” performed exactly once on a webcast, only to disappear, erm… completely. The official Radiohead site recently posted several lyrics and lyric fragments from the works in progress, with bits of “Reckoner,” “Bring on the New Blood,” “Keep the Wolf from the Door,” and “Up on the Ladder” among other, untitled snippets of Yorkespeak.

Jonny Greenwood has also been recording some original music for a documentary about the human body with “assistance” from the band, and there have been mutterings about a potential Radiohead b-sides compilation being prepared for a summer 2002 release in the U.S.

{thanks to Eddie, Steve, & Zoe}

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News for February 9, 2000

Ed’s online diary has been updated again with all the latest on the recording process. Here’s an excerpt:

“what an amazing day. fantastic string arrangements by jonny and what players. many many thanks are due to john lubbock(who conducted and organised) and the string players from the orchestra of st. john’s, smith square. the whole session was the complete antithesis to the ok computer experience; firstly rather than de-camping to some london studio we used an old abbey near us with the most fantastic acoustics to record in. i think nigel was totally blown away by the whole sound of it. but most importantly john and the players were so enthusiastic about it all…..jonny has certain things that he wants/wanted to try out that aren’t your usual string arrangements. and rather than dismiss his ideas ( which is what happened on the ok computer session) they were open-minded enough to try them.”

Ed also mentions that the master tape of “Innocents Civilian” has come up missing. Nigel had this to say on the official message board:

“Personally I think we have a bit of a tape labelling/catalogueing user interface error, but certain others are somewhat freaking about it. I’m sure it’ll turn up.”

OK, go and read the rest of the diary.

Another new and unreleased song has been found copyrighted. The song “I Will” joins “Follow Me Around”, “Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any), and “Living in a Glass House” as possible finished songs that are copyrighted with Warner/Chappell.

Also, two unknown songs were found copyrighted by Jonny Greenwood: “Jet” and “Tinitus”. (click on each song to view the description from Warner/Chappell)
Again, this is no indication on what songs will be on the new album.
(thanks to Xavier)

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News for February 8, 2000

It appears that three new Radiohead songs have been copyrighted and licensed by Warner/Chappell, one of the biggest music publishing companies in the world.

The songs are:
Follow Me Around
Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any)
Living in a Glass House

Hopefully this means that the above songs are finished. This, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will appear on the new album. It’s still early.
(thanks to GP special correspondent Xavier) 🙂

Speaking of the New Album…

Thom mentioned on the official message board the other day that they had just finished recording some strings in a church.

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