Radiohead to release 8 EP’s, and 35 songs?
Could Radiohead’s new revolutionary release method consist of 2 new EP’s per season and a total of 35 new songs? I have heard many times now that The King Of Limbs sounds like it is 2 EP’s; the first 4 songs: Bloom, Morning Mr Magpie, and Little By Little sound like they fit together very well. Then take Lotus Flower, Codex, Give Up The Ghost, and Separator and they could be their own EP. Now take a look at the picture below. This is from a new banner ad to order The King Of Limbs(I will put the full picture at the bottom of this post. Now imagine that the 2 orange hands represent TKOL1. Two EP’s or Limbs (Arms) with 4 songs.
This is from inkybrown on At Ease and Mortigi Tempo with her thoughts on what exactly these hands possibly represent:
2 EPs per season
EPs will alternate between 5-track and 4-track each season, but one season will have two 4-track releases.
(count the fingers!)
(the one season with two 4-track releases could be the one
8 track release of winter, TKOL)
They are moving around like on a clock.
Orange= 8 tracks (TKOL), Winter
Yellow= 9 tracks, Spring
Red= 9 tracks, Summer
Brown= 9 tracks, Fall
Now this make a lot of sense not only to me, but also to the what seemed to be the majority of users on At Ease and Mortigi Tempo (which is extremely rare). I think it is possible that she could be off on the seasons with all the bird chirping, and song titles like Bloom, and Lotus Flower. Now, it will be physically released in the Spring. Also with the artwork, there is almost always a reason for EVERY little detail when it comes to Radiohead and Stanley Donwood.
Keep in mind with all of these Moon theories we have the 15th of March, which is the Ides of March. March 19th is a Full Moon, and March 20th is the first day of Spring. Don’t get me wrong, 35 songs is a lot of music to be released by a single band in one year. Though, according to Jonny Greenwood the band were still recording in his interview with BBC. We know the band has a bunch of songs that they have played live over the last couple of years. The song Morning Mr Magpie has been around since “The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time”. I think there was also an interview with Phil where he mentioned they had “loads” of songs recorded. (I will try and find it)
It could also be that The Newspaper Edition of The King Of Limbs will store all of the other EP’s once they have been released. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out, though I think this could be considered a “revolutionary” release strategy. The Kid A/ Amnesiac sessions led to over 30+ songs being recorded and a few other songs that were not recorded but appeared later from those sessions.
Here is the ad:
Here is a list of some of the know song’s that the band has not released yet:
The Present Tense
I Froze Up
Burn The Witch
Open The Floodgates
Skirting On The Surface
Walking Down The Staircase
The Daily Mail
Wake Me Before They Come
Riding The Bullets
Come To Your Senses
Follow Me Around
True Love Waits
Here is an interview with Ed O’Brien talking about recording music in different seasons:
On releasing ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ online he said: “It’s a kind of one-off. It could have been a darker side of ‘In Rainbows’ – it’s got that autumnal vibe, we’re leaving the summer and going into the darkness.”
He added that with Radiohead set to reconvene in their Oxfordshire studio this winter, the season might similarly affect the new songs. “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.” You can read the article here.
Let me know what you think.
Here is another new ad that I just found: