Stream Album ‘Amok’ from Thom Yorke’s Side Project Atoms For Peace. Radiohead to Work on New Album in Summer.
We’ve been hearing about the debut Atoms for Peace album for quite some time and, yesterday, it has finally come to see the light of day!
Atoms for Peace is an experimental alternative rock supergroup of sorts that just kind of fell into place. The band features Thom Yorke from Radiohead behind the mic and on guitar/piano, the long-time Radiohead producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich on guitar, keys and synth, as well as the every-lively Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronket of Beck and R.E.M. fame, and Mauro Refosco with additional percussion and programming.
The band originally came together with the intention of backing Yorke as he toured in support of his debut solo album, The Eraser, in 2009. Of course, with such a group of muscians together, they slowly but surely began writing music of their own. The result: Amok, which can be streamed in full below:
Amok is exactly what you’d expect from Thom Yorke. It sounds like the more electronic and experimental albums Radiohead has put out (think Amnesiac mixed with Yorke’s solo album The Eraser). Yorke‘s signature whining vocals sit atop the choppy guitars, coming-and-going synths, and robotic percussion. NPR describes the sound best when they wrote: “Yorke lays his weary-but-soaring vocals over an assortment of sounds that whir, clatter, click, twitch and sprawl.”
Amok is due out February 26th. Yorke and Godrich have hinted at a U.S. Tour in support of the album, so be sure to sign up for Atoms for Peace Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when they announce tour dates in your area.
Official Amok tracklisting:
- “Before Your Very Eyes…”
- “Stuck Together Pieces”
- “Judge, Jury and Executioner”
- “Reverse Running”
In Radiohead news, guitarist Colin Greenwood recently stated the band plans to reconviene towards the end of summer to begin hashing out a follow up to 2011′s King of Limbs. He told BBC Music:
“We’re taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of the summer.”
Radiohead has currently been on a break since touring extensively in support of King of Limbs.
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While listening to XFM this morning, we got word that Radiohead had performed a brand spanking new song during their March 6th concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Their gig in Manchester was the first on their 2012 European tour in support of new album, King of Limbs, and was also a birthday celebration for frontman Thomas Yorke, who turned 44.
Radiohead‘s European tour will make stops at six lucky cities – London (two dates), Paris (two dates), Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Antwerp, before they jet over to New Zealand and Australia for the month of November.
Once on the other side of the globe, the Abington five pice will play Auckland’s Vector Arena November 6th before skipping over the Tasman Sea to play Brisbane, Sydney (two shows), and Melbourne (two shows).
Additionally, Radiohead recorded a session for the famed American PBS program, Austin City Limits, on March 6th at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas while on their North American leg of their tour.
That hour-long performance featuring a good amount of songs from 2011 release King of Limbs and just aired over the weekend (video below)!
Radiohead‘s ACL setlist is as follows:
- Bloom (King of Limbs, 2011)
- The Daily Mail (From the Basement, 2011)
- Myxomatosis (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
- Morning Mr. Magpie (King of Limbs, 2011)
- The Amazing Sounds of Orgy (Pyramid Song single, 2001(
- Staircase (From the Basement, 2011)
- Identikit (new 2012)
- There There (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
- Feral (King of Limbs, 2011)
- Idioteque (Kid A, 2000)
- Paranoid Android (OK Computer, 1997)
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While on tour, Radiohead’s been playing a balanced set, covering classics from their entire catalogue, but with special emphasis on their 2011 release, The King of Limbs.
They’ve debuted several new tunes while on the road, including “Identikit” and “Cut A Hole” in Miami “Skirting on the Surface” in Dallas, (watch videos below).
Radiohead plays “Skirting on the Surface” live for the first time in Dallas, Texas
Radiohead plays “Identikit” live for the first time in Miami, Florida
Radiohead plays “Cut a Hole” live for the first time in Miami, Florida
Bonnaroo is an annual music and arts fest that has been held in Manchester, Tennessee every June since 2001. Bonnaroo was originally created as a way to showcase a wide variety of jam bands and folk rock musicians and has included everyone from newer bands like Widespread Panic, Phish, and The Black Crowes to legendary musicians like Neil Young, The Allman Brothers Band and Bob Dylan. Every year since its inception, Bonnaroo has been one of the most successful summer festivals in the country, and this year is certain to be no different.
Bonnaroo 2012, which begins on June 7th and runs until June 10th, includes a stellar lineup of bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Phish, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Alice Cooper and a freshly reunited Beach Boys, including Brian Wilson. Tickets can be purchased either through a 4 day general admission pass or a 4 day VIP pass for 2, and both can be upgraded with a RV pass that includes RV parking, and/or a VIP food pass that includes meals for all 4 days of this exciting festival. If you’ve never experienced the fun of Bonnaroo and you’d love to be a part of this live music event of the summer, tickets are still available.
Radiohead kicked off their 2012 North American tour last Monday, February 27th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and played a balanced set, covering classics from their entire catalogue, but with special emphasis on their 2011 release, The King of Limbs.
The debuted two new songs in Miami (“Identikit” and “Cut A Hole”) and played another new tune, “Skirting on the Surface,” last night live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas (watch videos below).
Radiohead added a handful of U.S. and Canadian tour dates yesterday, prolonging their first North American arena tour since 2008. Radiohead’s 2012 tour takes them and opening act Other Lives across the U.S. until Radiohead’s appearance at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Read more
Last night, Radiohead kicked off their 2012 North American tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. According to reports, they played a 24-song set, which included two never-before-played songs (listen below).
The touched on songs from their entire catalogue, but it surpisingly leaned heavily on 2011′s The King of Limbs, including: “Bloom,” “Morning Mr. Magpie,” “Codex,” “Lotus Flower,” “Feral,” “Separator,” and “Give Up the Ghost.”
The rest of their setlist can be broken down across the following albums: Read more
The fine folks at the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival gave us all a pleasant Valentine’s Day surprise by releasing the 2012 lineup, and boy does it look good! 2012 Bonnaroo headliners will include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and a reunited Beach Boys.
As always, Bonnaroo’s lineup is filled with artists of all genres and a plethora of big-name acts including: Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster the People, dubstep sensation Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Mac Miller, Umphrey’s McGee, and many, many more. Read more
Bon Iver has been busy all year touring in support of his critically-acclaimed album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which was released in June of last year. Justin Vernon and his band finished off 2011 with a December run of tour dates and will skip off to play Australia in March. Read more
After months of anticipation, the 2012 Coachella lineup has finally been announced and you’ll be ready to buy your tickets and plan your trip after seeing it!
The 2012 Coachella Music Festival takes place over two weekends in Indio, California, with concerts April 13-14-15 and April 20-21-22. Read more
Nursing that New Year’s Eve hangover this Sunday afternoon? There’s no better time to take a look at what 2012 has in store for us musically than right now. We’ve outlined the biggest tours and reunions set for 2012 so far, check it out!
This summer Radiohead played their most recent album, The King of Limbs, almost in its entirety at intimate show in their native England as part of the Live From the Basement series.
The concert was subsequently broadcasted on the BBC and the good news is the band plans to release a DVD of the show. The great news is that the DVD will include additional songs that were left off the initial broadcast. Read more