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Flying Lotus must have gotten the memo that it’s Radiohead Week here at Stereogum, so he brought Jonny Greenwood onto his BBC Radio 1 residency for a guest mix. His set included an unreleased solo track called “Lola Choir,” an instrumental edit of his Inherent Vice soundtrack song “Spooks,” and a previously released remix of… More »

“Big things have small beginnings.” So says Michael Fassbender’s character in Prometheus. He was referring to a blob of alien goo that would go on to spawn the monster that drives the Alien series, but he just as easily could’ve been talking about Radiohead.
Like that daub of black goo, Radiohead’s origins were inauspicious. The band &#8212… More »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Made A Film About Jonny Greenwood’s Indian Recording Sessions

Radiohead guitarist/arranger/grown-up whiz-kid Jonny Greenwood has long been in the background of Paul Thomas Anderson's films -- Greenwood scored Anderson's last three movies, There Will
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Shares His Current Cultural Recommendations

Jonny Greenwood is the lead guitarist and keyboardist for Radiohead, which already gives him a huge amount of pop cultural cachet. But he's also celebrated…
Peter Helman | August 16, 2015 - 8:42 pm

Jonny Greenwood Confirms Radiohead Are Recording A Version Of ’90s Rarity “Lift”

Last month Jonny Greenwood talked to Dutch website 3voor12 about Radiohead's progress in the studio, but as Consequence Of Sound notes, the interview just captured…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Jonny Greenwood Shares Update On Radiohead’s Recording Sessions

Radiohead have been in and out of the studio since last fall. Presumably they're working on their next album, but word has been mum about…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Stream Jonny Greenwood’s Inherent Vice Soundtrack

Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Inherent Vice came out today and is available to stream, which you can do below via…
James Rettig | December 15, 2014 - 9:13 am

Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes, & Danny Goffey – “Spooks” (Feat. Joanna Newsom) (Stereogum Premiere)

When Radiohead debuted "Spooks" back in 2006, it was a rollicking guitar-powered instrumental the likes of which the band hadn't tackled since "Electioneering." (Actually, the…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

Watch Jonny Greenwood & The London Contemporary Orchestra’s Manchester Performance

In addition to his work on the Inherent Vice score and soundtrack, Jonny Greenwood has been focusing on his classical music. He recently worked with
James Rettig | November 26, 2014 - 9:19 am

Inherent Vice Soundtrack With Radiohead’s “Spooks” Out Next Month

The soundtrack for Inherent Vice will be out on December 15th. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the score for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film -- they…
James Rettig | November 16, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Jonny Greenwood And The Australian Chamber Orchestra Discuss And Rehearse His New Work “Water”

Jonny Greenwood has been writing classical music for some time now, and his latest work "Water" is being performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra thi…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2014 - 10:27 am

Johnny Greenwood & Supergrass Reworked Radiohead Rarity “Spooks” For Inherent Vice

Slate reports that Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film that was scored by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, contains an unreleased Radiohead instrumental called "Spooks,"…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 8:16 am

Watch Jonny Greenwood Debut New Song “Skip Loop”

Videos from Jonny Greenwood's recent orchestral performances have been gradually leaking out of late, some of which contain music from Greenwood's score for Paul Thoma…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Hear Jonny Greenwood Perform At Big Ears Festival ’14

In addition to headliners Steve Reich, Television, and John Cale, one of the big draws for this past weekend's Big Ears Festival (which focuses primarily…
Miles Bowe | March 31, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Watch Jonny Greenwood Debut “Loop” At London Power Station

Over the weekend, the Radiohead guitarist and Paul Thomas Anderson film-score composer Jonny Greenwood performed at London's Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, a 124-year-old facility built…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2014 - 9:51 am

Jonny Greenwood Scoring Inherent Vice

Movie buffs and fans of postmodernist lit have been waiting a while now for Inherent Vice. After the 2012 stunner The Master P.T. Anderson set…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Big Ears Festival 2014 Lineup

Since 2009 the Big Ears Festival has brought a massive slate of experimental music to Knoxville, Tennessee, and they've just announced their lineup for next…
Miles Bowe | December 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Jonny Greenwood – “Application 45 Version 1″

There Will Be Blood would have been a seriously disquieting movie even if Rogers & Hammerstein had done the soundtrack, but Radiohead "guitarist" Jonny Greenwood'…
Michael Nelson | August 16, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Preview Jonny Greenwood’s Score For Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, The Master, revolves around a faith leader known as "The Master" (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a man named Freddie Sutto…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Jonny Greenwood Scoring PT Anderson’s The Master

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Paul Thomas Anderson are set to collaborate again for the director’s new, Joaquin Phoenix-starring film operating under the working title…
Corban Goble | December 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm