Is The King of Limbs getting its own quick Amnesiac-like follow-up? Thom Yorke revealed to Rolling Stone that Radiohead will reenter the studio in December and January to work on new material, including a track called "Come to Your Senses." "We have this version of it. It's a five-minute rehearsal, but it has the essence of what we need. There are a few of those. It would be fun to have them ready when we go to play next year," Yorke told RS. "We can get things together quite rapidly at the moment." Bet on the two songs the band unveiled after releasing TKOL, "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase," also getting some studio time. Maybe Radiohead will debut all these new tracks when they headline the two Coachellas next year?
The news that Radiohead is working on "Come to Your Senses" is a surprise to fans, since the track has been gestating in the band's vault for at least five years. This has become standard practice for the band, though: OK Computer-era songs like "Nude" and "Last Flowers" weren't released officially until In Rainbows, and even The King of Limbs' "Morning Mr Magpie" has been floating around since 2000. A soundcheck recording of "Come to Your Senses" from June 2006 was floating around for a while, but it's since been erased from the web. (There's a whole nerdy controversy about this on RH message boards, if you're interested.) All that's left is this brief, 20-second snippet of the song (via the excellent Citizen Insane):
In the RS interview, Yorke also explained why Radiohead waited seven months before giving TKOL the promotional blitz it deserved: They were waiting for their second drummer Clive Deamer to wrap up his touring obligations with his other group, Portishead. "[Deamer] wasn't available, and it's why we couldn't go out on tour until next year," RH's manager Chris Huffords told RS. Maybe they should've borrowed Dave Grohl, since every other band does. As for that promised Yorke solo album, the singer says that disc should be finished by the end of the year. "It's not good enough yet," Yorke said. Someone tell him there's only 79 days left in 2011.
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