Radiohead may be planning to reveal some new material in a Webcasting session this evening.
Radiohead may be planning to reveal some new material in a Webcasting session this evening. A page on the group's official Web site contains a multi-colored holiday message from frontman Thom Yorke exhorting readers to make sure they have RealPlayer software by 10 p.m. GMT today (Dec. 18), or 5 p.m. ET.
"We think it's a good idea," the typically cryptic message continues, "unless of course you have something better to do. In which case fair enough. It's just a thought. Nothing may happen. Every day I wake up and wonder whether this is the day it will happen, make some coffee, turn on the radio and wait. It hasn't happened yet. Happy Christmas. Thom." The page also includes a link to download RealPlayer.
The band debuted audio and video snippets of songs-in-progress via streaming media during the recording sessions for its most recent two albums, "Kid A" and "Amnesiac" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 within eight months of each other. The group is now in its home studios in Oxford, England, recording for its forthcoming sixth album, expected in 2003.
Several new Radiohead tracks were first heard by listeners on the group's European mini-tour earlier this year, including "Myxyomatosis," "We Suck Young Blood," "Scatterbrain," "The Punch-Up at the Wedding," and "2+2=5."