According to a blog post by LA Times writer Jia-Rui Cook, the guys recently held a “wrap party” after a three-week Los Angeles recording session. Said soiree reportedly took place 1/30 at Nigel Godrich’s place in the Hollywood Hills. Hollywood people attended. Yeah, the whole thing could be conjecture or a lie or whatever, but the band was in L.A. last month (and Yorke DJ’d the bar at the Roosevelt again, etc). That, and Thom Yorke???? (Feat. Godrich) will be in Indio for Coachella in two months. Cook’s two cents. The post also mentions Bryan Cook, so don’t get confused.
Bryan [Cook, engineer] helped transform a house in the Hollywood Hills into a recording studio and spent the last three weeks there recording Radiohead with Nigel Godrich. On Saturday, we waded through a driveway full of Priuses and Minis to get to the wrap party.
I was giddy seeing Beck, Salma Hayek and Danger Mouse chatting around the same pool where Dean Martin and the Rat Pack used to hang out. Thom Yorke periodically toyed with the iPhone that controlled the speakers. Usually he skipped forward to a Rolling Stones song.
… The band wanted to record in LA to get away from the dismal English winter. Nigel said they were probably lolling about too much in the sunshine when they first arrived. When it started pouring down, they realised someone up there was telling them to get on with it. If their last album was In Rainbows, I guess they could call this one In Rainstorms
The original post first appeared at Postmark Here, but has been removed. Maybe better evidence than Cook’s starry-eyed party-gossip is that the band recently set up a verified Twitter account. Yorke’s seemingly set up an account as well, but it hasn’t been verified as of yet.
In separate but related news, the “Proud Evolution (Thom Yorke 500qd Remix)” shows up on the Sisterworld – Reinterpretations disc with the Deluxe Edition of Liars’ excellent Sisterworld (3/9, Mute), while Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma (5/4, Warp) will feature T. Homme on “…And the World Laughs With You.”
[Photo by Andrew Youssef; Radiohead @ The Music Box At Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood 1/24/10]