The new Radiohead record is due June 10 in North America. Rumored album titles “2+2=5” or “Are You Listening” could not be confirmed, even after numerous calls to their direct line from the USOUNDS offices. A single will be out in mid-may– Capitol Executives have reportedly heard the album and are very pleased with it, gleeful over the chance to score both critical and commercial success.
The new Nigel Godrich-produced album follows up the sets “Kid A” and “Amnesiac,” which debuted on The Billboard 200 at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, within eight months of each other in 2000-2001.
Radiohead has begun confirming summer European festival appearances, the latest of which is June 28 at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England. R.E.M. and another as-yet-unnamed act will headline the other two days of the event.
In other Radiohead news, guitarist Jonny Greenwood has scored the film “Bodysong.” Says the artist, “Most film score writing demands discipline. You have to use click-tracks, and provide music that makes its point in, say, 20 seconds — and even leaves spaces for dialogue. This wasn’t true with ‘Bodysong,’ which meant I could let musicians play at tempos that felt right. So I had the luxury of just concentrating on trying to put some kind of mood across.”
Radiohead tour dates:
June 13: Hultsfred, Sweden (Hultsfred Festival)
June 20: Neuhasen, Germany (Southside Festival)
June 22: Scheesel, Germany (Hurricane Festival)
June 26: Werchter, Belgium (Werchter Festival)
June 28: Pilton, England (Glastonbury Festival)
July 4: Belfort, France (Eurockennes Festival)