Saturday, June 9, 2007

Radiohead: Next Album to be in Morse Code

LONDON (AP) - At a press conference today, the band Radiohead announced that their upcoming seventh album will be entirely in morse code. Band leader Thom Yorke stated, "With everything going on in the world, I've been ruminating about the negative impact of the industrial revolution on modern society. Obviously, the only way to combat post-modernism is with an anti-industrial revolution philosophy. Without a doubt, morse code is the perfect medium of irony to communicate our position." When pressed for more information, multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood explained that a series of dots and dashes were a natural expression of the evolution of Radiohead's pain and isolation. Greenwood claimed to utilize a variety of obscure instrumentation and computer flash drives to complement Yorke's pained dashes.

Radiohead's last album, "Hail to the Thief" was released in June 2003. It has been rumored the delay between releases is the result of Producer Nigel Godrich's recommendation to shelf the band's first take on recording a new album. That album, written exclusively in binary code, was feared to be too abstract and elitist, even for Radiohead fans. According to the website,, fans may eventually hear the now shelved binary code album as the soundtrack to an upcoming Mark Rothko exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

The new album, tentatively titled, ". _ . ." is scheduled to feature the lead single ". . _ _ ..".


MSL said...

Is it true that when matter collides with Radiohead, each is annihilated?

Noah said...

Actually, I heard that matter is a metaphor for the Karma Police. They abruptly arrested Kid A last week while he was watering his fake plastic trees. Sounds like the head of the Karma Police is a real creep.