In response to recent rumors that Radiohead would no longer be working on “traditional” LPs, Ed O’Brien told NME that the band will indeed be working on a complete album in the near future:
“We were misquoted,” claimed O’Brien of Yorke’s comments, loudly adding, “WE WILL BE MAKING AN ALBUM!”
Furthermore, although the album could still be distributed online (a la In Rainbows), O’Brien said there will definitely be hard copies made available.
“We love the artwork; that’s really important, the physicality,” he explanied. “And we all like vinyl. That’s not going to go away. I still like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day – I nearly downloaded it from iTunes but I thought, ‘No. I want the physical thing.’”
Finally, O’Brien also confirmed that the band will be hitting their Oxfordshire studio this winter to tackle their eighth studio album:
“Typical Radiohead,” he laughed. “We’re going into the studio in winter. It’s always miserable! Are we at the whim of the seasons? We are! When you’re in a studio in the countryside, the music you make is definitely affected by what season it is.”
[via At Ease]