Thom Yorke releases The Eraser, Radiohead doesn't break up
After many years of anxiously awaiting new Radiohead material, I can now announce...a new Thom Yorke album. Eh. It's not Radiohead, but it's close enough. The record is titled The Eraser and will be out on British-based XL Recordings on July 11th. More from the man:
this is just a note to say that something has been kicking around in the background that i have not told you about.
its called The Eraser.
nigel produced & arranged it .
i wrote and played it.
the elements have been kicking round now for a few years and needed to be finished & i have been itching to do something like this for ages.
it was fun and quick to do.
inevitably it is more beats & electronics.
but its songs.
stanley did the cover.
yes its a record!
no its not a radiohead record.
as you know the band are now touring and writing new stuff and getting to a good space so i want no crap about me being a traitor or whatever splitting up blah blah...
this was all done with their blessing. and i don't wanna hear that word solo. doesnt sound right.
ok then thats that.
i think its out in july and im pretty certain XL are going to put it out.
If you're like me, and you weren't clicking refresh on a Ticketmaster site at 10:01 last Saturday morning, you won't be seeing Radiohead anywhere this summer. Whatever, this will be nice. Mark the date!