The surprise redesign of Radiohead’s website gave us the first indication that a new album might be close, but now we have some actual words to back it up. Speaking recently with Rolling Stone Italia (via At Ease), Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed that the band is “almost finished” with the follow to 2007’s In Rainbows and plan to support the release with a “big tour.”
While Greenwood didn’t digress much on specific aspects of the album (he even admitted he tends to remove himself from the decision making process), the guitarist did say “10 pieces (tracks) maybe some more” would be included. Greenwood also noted that the band has yet to decided how to release the effort.
And with that, Ben Gibbard is a happy man. Stay chuned for more details, but I guess that goes without saying.
We've gone over this a lot of times but Sasquatch simply cannot afford them. Radiohead routinely headline the largest festivals in the world, festivals that have 3-4 times higher attendance than Sasquatch does. I have no idea what they cost to book but it's definitely more than all three Sasquatch headliners combined for this year. Since the capacity at the Gorge is capped, the only two ways they could afford them would be to either 1. Raise the cost of tickets or 2. spend less money on other acts.
2 seems pretty unlikely and I would prefer they didn't and 1 would be fine with me but I doubt that they will do it. Tickets are already pretty expensive and I'm sure that they want to contain costs.
the only way I see it happening is if they dedicate a day to a much smaller lineup (as they did in 2006) where it's Radiohead and maybe 5 other bands. This could definitely happen so maybe I should clarify and say that Radiohead won't be there unless they make significant changes to the model they've been using.
one more thing to consider. I dunno how the exclusivity clauses work for things like this but I'm sure Coachella and Bonnaroo are trying to get them as well and will take precedence over Sasquatch.
Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 11, 2010 10:13:08 GMT -8
We've already established that they are probably adding a Friday night lineup. The only reason I think Radiohead won't be there is that every damn year we get our hopes up and then they book fucking Ben Harper again.
I swear to god if Ben Harper is there this year I am going to go find an actual Sasquatch and kick him in the nards.
I would love love love to see Radiohead again. Saw them in Vancouver back in '03, but somehow ever since I've been in the right place at the wrong time and haven't managed to see them again.
I agree though, they are probably too big to make a Sasquatch appearance, even if there's another abbreviated Friday line up this year. Radiohead could sell out 3 days of just them at the Gorge, let alone with other bands as part of a festival. Sadly, I'm not going to get my hopes up.
Post by Whoopsie Goldberg on Nov 11, 2010 12:27:12 GMT -8
I think ben harper is at least 30 times more likely than radiohead. You are right.... we all just need to snuff the dream... no suffocate it. From now on, I think we need to have a board-wide ban on any more dreams of bands that just aren't feasible (ie. daft punk and radiohead, rage, tiesto, etc)
Post by Whoopsie Goldberg on Nov 11, 2010 13:14:28 GMT -8
Haha, junior?? jk. I know exactly what you mean. I attribute it to the fact that they are a really new band and maybe they weren't used to having a few thousand people watch them. Yeah, they aren't very musically talented, but I kinda like their music. well if you didn't like that video you should check some of the other ones out. I have like a 13 minute slideshow of 1 picture a second, so theres a lot to see. haha. and lots more coming.
I attribute it to the fact that they are a really new band and maybe they weren't used to having a few thousand people watch them.
Exactly. Pitchfork turns bedroom composers into superstars overnight and they're suddenly required to perform and they just plain aren't able to do it. Anyone remember Passion Pit in `09? Jesus what a mess. The whole front end of any given Squatch day is crammed full of blog sensations who sound just awful. I'd rather chill at camp, hydrate a little, play some Phase 10 and save my energy for when the good shit starts.