Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has made a guest appearance on the new Pavement album – playing harmonica. The collaboration came about because the album, as-yet untitled and due out in June, is being produced by Nigel Godrich, who produced Radiohead‘s 1997 album ‘OK Computer’, as well as last year’s ‘Mutations’ by Beck.
When Godrich decided he wanted some harmonica on part of the Pavement album, he asked Greenwood to do it.
Pavement‘s spokesman said: “I’m sure they’re fans of each other’s. Radiohead have pretty good taste!”
The spokesman added that Godrich‘s dad, a professional violinist, had also contributed to the Pavement album.
The album, due out on Domino, was recorded in New York and London and the final finishing touches are now being made to it.
The spokesman continued: “It’s sounding really good, very sophisticated and kind of romantic. It’s still very Pavement though.”
Titles include ‘Bring On The Major’, ‘You Are The Light’, ‘Spit On A Stranger’, ‘Billy The Saint’, ‘Jesus In Harlem’ and ‘The Hex’, a live favourite of Pavement fans. A single will precede the album, the band’s fifth and their follow-up to 1997’s ‘Brighten The Corners’, in May.