Radiohead is 'working on new material': Wheeee!

That sound you hear is me squealing in delighted anticipation at the thought of a new Radiohead album after reading what guitarist Ed O’Brien just told the BBC: "We are working on new material…We’ll be doing some more recording. It’s business as usual." Yes, business as usual, which in Radiohead’s case means making mind-blowingly awesome music every time they pick up their instruments. Of course, the band has been teasing us superfans for months with talk of a possible follow-up to 2007’s In Rainbows, and we likely have a long wait ahead. With Thom Yorke and Co. busy rehearsing for a South American tour at the moment, there’s no indication that they’ve moved past the songwriting phase yet and actually gotten down to brass tacks in the studio. Whatever! It still made my morning to learn that their recording plans remain on. Maybe they’ll even debut a new song or two in Sao Paulo or Santiago. I can dream, right?

In the meantime, we’ll have to content ourselves with watching some fun behind-the-scenes footage of Radiohead rehearsing with the USC marching band before the Grammys, which hit the web this week. Press play below.

We can also devour the band’s periodic blog posts, like the one today in which Thom asked readers to "wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you’re not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing." (Kanye/Miley BURN!) Anyone else counting the minutes til we get to hear Radiohead’s next move?

More on Radiohead:
EW Gallery: Best and Worst Grammys ’09 Performances (Spoiler: Radiohead is one of the best)
EW Gallery: The Indie Rock 25 (Spoiler: We gave Radiohead props here, too)
On the scene: Radiohead kick off their 2008 world tour in Florida
In Rainbows got an A review

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  • Ace

    Always good news to hear :). They are just so consistently amazing and I can’t wait to hear the new stuff!

  • crispy

    I’m sure all the Twilight fans that PopWatch panders to will be thrilled to hear about new Radiohead material.

  • Nathan

    I’m looking forward to those deluxe version of OK Computer and The Bends, I think they’re out in a couple of weeks.

  • Ha

    haha, I like Thom’s latest DAS post. The Miley story was hilarious. I’m surprise he actually addressed that, usually he’s mum about this stuff. Of course I’m excited about new music, but when are they going to friggin release the Bonarroo DVD?

  • Carlos Balbás-Espín

    It really pisses me off that they’re not coming to Caracas :@!!!
    I mean, they’ll do Santiago FREAKING TWICE. God!

  • ed

    YES! …radioheads tight son

  • Lee

    YESSSSSSssssss. I brought the last Cd full price and it was awesome.

  • Kelly

    I hope the next one is better than In Rainbows.

  • Alex

    I’m all a-squee over here! This, coupled with the news of Friday Night Lights’ imminent renewal has made my week – nay, MY YEAR!

  • MBtagg

    I agree, the Miley Cyrus thing is funny! She is a barely talented teen riding on her dad’s mullet fame. She is simply the flavor of the week for silly kids and teenagers everywhere and she is making threats to “ruin” one of the greatest bands of all time!! Good luck Miley the only thing you will be successful at ruining is your own career.

  • Amanda

    I cannot wait for a new release.

    Maybe they will do more touring? :)

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