Lots of Thom Yorke-related news trickled in over the long weekend, fueling speculation that Radiohead is on the cusp of releasing a new record. Let’s start with that, actually: There’s no way Everyone’s Favorite Rock Band is already done with their ninth album, the band’s first since 2011′s tepidly received The King of Limbs. As guitarist Jonny Greenwood told the Nashville Scene last spring, the group agreed to merely discuss starting its sessions at the end of the summer. “We’ll make a plan,” he said. “But, you know, we’re a slow-moving animal, always have been. I guess we’ll decide then what we do next.”
The Radiohead rumor mill started moving yet again yesterday, when a series of abstract Yorke Tweets gave way to a PolyFauna update, complete with previously unreleased music and artwork. Since the app-fueled song sketches weren’t tied to The King of Limbs this time, many sites have speculated that Radiohead’s new one has already started taking shape. We doubt it, what with Greenwood’s neo-classical commitments, the imminent solo album (Weatherhouse, which is due out on October 7) of drummer Philip Selway, and Yorke’s ongoing devotion to DJing whenever he damn well pleases. But who knows?