Yesterday Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announced the official release date for his side project, Atoms For Peace. Thom Yorke on vocals, Nigel Godrich producing, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on bass, Joey Waronker on drums and Mauro Refosco on percussion, the debut album Amok will hit Feb 26, 2013.
To tide fans over until February, Yorke advises fans to visit Atoms For Peace’s official site for something to “stare at.”
“We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, if you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that… and it fell into this record,” Yorke said in a press release.
“I’m still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year ! We’re figuring all that out right now.
“Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain… which is what is nice about it.”
The album can be pre-ordered now here. It will be released as a CD, limited edition CD, double gatefold vinyl LP, and limited edition double gatefold vinyl LP.
1 – Before Your Very Eyes
2 – Default
3 – Ingenue
4 – Dropped
5 – Unless
6 – Stuck Together Pieces
7 – Judge Jury and Executioner
8 – Reverse Running
9 – Amok
The last time I saw Radiohead was in a large outdoor amphitheatre (White River, Aug 2008), and I’ll say the move to indoors was much appreciated. This was my first time to Key Arena. Pretty basic arena… stage set up at end. I arrived just as the opening band was wrapping up… the TicketMaster/Radiohead paperless ticketing was great from a no-scalpers perspective, but it took a bit longer to file everyone in timely.
Radiohead started off the set with “Bloom,” featuring the double drum set-up with both Phil Selway and touring member Clive Deamer (from Portishead) in addition to Jonny Greenwood on a small drum kit. Jonny hit the mini-kit again (along with Ed O’Brien) for “There There” later in the set.
The light show was a LED wall behind the band with moving, suspended video screens (see photo above and slideshow below). The moving video screens had been slowly coming down on the band until they were under an archway of lights by the time “Airbag” came around. Ed make a half-hearted leap to hit the screen above him with his hand.
The band stuck to a lot of new stuff for this show, only digging into the first half of their catalogue a handful of times during their 23-song set. Some highlights were the wall of Thom eyes during Thom’s piano close-up on “You And Whose Army?,” the grandeur of “Lucky,” the wild strobe and raucous “Idioteque,” the subtler / gentler piano-driven “Daily Mail,” and Jonny’s bowed guitar combined with the piano intro to “Pyramid Song.” I’m still getting used to The King of Limbs, and while I don’t think the rockier songs worked (for me) live, the gentler stuff really hit the mark, especially “Give Up the Ghost” and the aforementioned “Daily Mail.” “Little by Little” seemed a little off at the beginning, but other than that, no major disappointments…
Setlist: about 2 hours
- 15 Step
- Little by Little
- The Gloaming
- Morning Mr. Magpie
- Pyramid Song
- The Daily Mail
- These Are My Twisted Words
- Lotus Flower
- There There
- Encore 1: How to Disappear Completely
- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
- You and Whose Army?
- Encore 2: Give Up the Ghost
- Everything In Its Right Place
Soundcheck songs were Supercollider, 15 Step, Identikit and Meeting in the Aisle, but I was not in attendance for those…
A few iPhone shots from
Radiohead Seattle 4/9/12:
Matthew Lamb’s Pro-shot concert photos here on Key Arena’s FB page.:
The Appropriate Linkage:
- Radiohead’s Site
- Radiohead’s Social Media Links (see below)
- My Other Radiohead-related Posts~
- Key Arena’s Site / Facebook / Twitter
Check out more RH tour dates below.
Next show for me… Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) in Portland 4/12.
Radiohead North American Tour 2012
Mon 27 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Wed 29 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL, USA
Thu 1 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA, USA
Sat 3 Toyota Center Houston, TX, USA
Mon 5 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Wed 7 Frank Irwin Center Austin, TX USA
Fri 9 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO USA
Sun 11 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO USA
Tue 13 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO USA
Thu 15 Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ USA
Mon 9, Key Arena, Seattle, WA – USA
Wed 11, HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA – USA
Thu 12, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA – USA
Sat 14 Coachella – Indio, CA – USA
Tue 17 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
Wed 18 Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
Sat 21 Coachella – Indio, CA – USA
Update 10/3: Radiohead will celebrate the release of their remix album ‘TKOL RMX 1234567’ by streaming a live DJ set via The Boiler Room next Tuesday 11th October, from around 8pm UK time. The album is available for pre-order now on CD.
Radiohead have announced a set of 4 vinyl remix singles. Two of them have already been released, the other two are coming soon and we can probably expect 3 more (7 total 12″ issues). All of those remixes end up on RADIOHEAD TKOL RMX, out on October 10th (UK) and likely shortly thereafter in the USA/Canada. The album will debut in Japan ahead of release dates in other territories.
CD2 includes remixes that have not been announced before, with interesting names including Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Modeselektor, Objekt, Anstam and Blawan.
1. Caribou – Little By Little Rmx (vinyl #1)
2. Jacques Greene – Lotus Flower Rmx (vinyl #1)
3. Nathan Fake – Morning Mr Magpie Rmx (vinyl #2)
4. Harmonic 313 – Bloom Rmx (vinyl #2)
5. Mark Pritchard – Bloom Rmx (vinyl #2)
6. Lone – Feral Rmx (vinyl #3)
7. Pearson Sound – Morning Mr Magpie Scavenger Rmx (vinyl #3)
8. Four Tet – Separator Rmx (vinyl #3)
1. Thriller – Give Up The Ghost Houseghost Rmx (vinyl #4)
2. Illum Sphere – Codex Rmx (vinyl #4)
3. Shed – Little By Little Rmx (vinyl #4)
4. Brokenchord – Give Up The Ghost Rmx (vinyl #5)
5. Altrice – TKOL Rmx (vinyl #5)
6. Blawan – Bloom Rmx (vinyl #5)
7. Modeselektor – Good Evening Mrs Magpie Rmx (vinyl #6)
8. Objekt – Bloom Rmx (vinyl #6)
9. Jamie xx – Bloom Rework (vinyl #7)
10. Anstam – Separator Rmx (vinyl #7)
11. SBTRKT – Lotus Flower Rmx (vinyl #7)
The first vinyl single of the Radiohead album The King Of Limbs included remixes of “Little By Little” (Caribou) and “Lotus Flower” (Jacques Greene) and was released on July 5th.
The second vinyl of this four part series includes “Morning Mr. Magpie” remixed by Nathan Fake, as well as remixes of “Bloom” by Mark Pritchard. They go on sale on Monday 18th in the UK (there is a slight delay on the vinyl in the US & Canada, so those will be in the shops on the 2nd August). Per Radiohead’s webpage, “Just so you know, we’re planning to put this series together on CD at the end.”
And slated for release after that: “Feral” (Lone) / “Morning Mr Magpie” (Pearson Sound Scavenger) / “Separator” (Four Tet).
The entire live stream of Radiohead The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement is now up on the youtubes…
You can also find the mp3 download easily if you search elsewhere. The full studio album is available here.
The first in a series of Radiohead remixes on 12″ vinyl will be released on Monday 4th July (or Tuesday in the US & Canada). The series kicks off with Caribou remixing “Little by Little,” and a remix of “Lotus Flower” by Jacques Greene.
You can find the vinyl in your local independent record shop, but if not, you can buy by mailorder here from the 4th. If you don’t have a record player, digital versions will be available here, here, here and here. Or you can just listen to them here at Radiohead.com.
More 12″ remixes will be released every couple of weeks over the summer until we run out of remixes… or summer. On the next one they’ve got Nathan Fake (Morning Mr Magpie) and Mark Pritchard (Bloom).
The digital EP comes out Sunday (6/26). It also comes out on CD and 7″ vinyl on Monday (UK) and Tuesday (US). The title track is already available (see Amazon for sound sample).
If Chris Martin releases a video of him dancing by himself in an alley, well… you know where he got the idea.
Sorry, I hate to be negative (or do I?). I just have very little patience for Coldplay.