Watch! Atoms for Peace – Default

For those (smart!) people that follow us on Twitter, you would’ve seen that we tweeted about the exciting new release from Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace project. The song, Default, showed up in the iTunes store and said September 10, 2012, although it was available for immediate purchase digitally. Atoms for Peace (complete with shiny new website) are rounded out by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, Radiohead producer and Ultraista member Nigel Godrich, and fellow Ultraista member Joey Waronker, plus Mauro Refosco. After buying Default from iTunes and listening to it about 15 times, I’m happy to say it has a video for all of us to watch.

The song has the pitter patter, scattered beats that Thom’s solo stuff typically has. The beat almost has a video game-like feel to it, coupled with Thom singing in a high range. The chorus is dark and synth filled. Another great outing from Thom and the boys. Check out the video, which slowly puts together the pieces of the Default artwork, down below. No word on the album release date or name just yet, but Thom says “next year” (see below for more).

Atoms for Peace – Default

Thom writes on Radiohead’s Dead Air Space, “You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace. The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro, Joey, Nigel and Flea.

We got a big buzz from them and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, and so afterwards, we carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two…electronic and live.

The first tune we’d like you to hear is Default. A 12″ vinyl version will follow next month and an album will eventually follow that next year.”

2013? Where is that damn time travel machine when I need it?!

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  2. 2012/09/26

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