We stumbled upon a blog entry detailing a Radiohead recording wrap up party from last night.
Bryan 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, Selma Hayek and Danger Mouse chatting around the same pool where Dean Martin and the Rat Pack used to hang out. I marveled at the hair on one rock star that resembled one of those fuzzy boom mic covers. How exactly did he describe what he wanted to his hairdresser? I guess it was just proof rock stars can get away with stuff regular folks can’t. 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 L.A. 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 realized 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 blog, Postmark Here, is run by Jia-Rui Cook (check her Twitter here), a NASA Jet Propulsion Lab media representative and LA Times contributor.
After doing a bit more digging, it appears that the Bryan in question is Bryan Cook, a music mixing engineer based in Los Angeles. We pulled up his Twitter account and were delighted to see this tweet:
Take from this what you will, the wrap party was most likely just for the LA recording session, not the entire recording of the album. They might just get up and return to their studio in London and continue recording there, maybe even scraping this new session entirely. What we know for sure though is that progress is being made.
I have a feeling that we’ll have this album in our hands sooner rather than later.
OMG ARE THEY GOING TO USE TWITTER TO RELEASE THEIR ALBUM OR SOMETHING? OMG OMG OMG