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Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace – AMOK

6th Dec 12 (Thu) Leave a comment

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.”

Thom Yorke Atoms for Peace AmokThe 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.

Amok Tracklist
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

~Dan – np: John ZornThe Gnostic Preludes
John Zorn - The Gnostic Preludes

REVIEW: Radiohead @ Key Arena (Seattle, WA – 4/9/12)

10th Apr 12 (Tue) 1 comment

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

  • Bloom
  • 15 Step
  • Airbag
  • Little by Little
  • Myxomatosis
  • The Gloaming
  • Morning Mr. Magpie
  • Pyramid Song
  • The Daily Mail
  • These Are My Twisted Words
  • Nude
  • Identikit
  • Lotus Flower
  • There There
  • Feral
  • Idioteque
  • Encore 1: How to Disappear Completely
  • Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
  • You and Whose Army?
  • Lucky
  • Encore 2: Give Up the Ghost
  • Reckoner
  • 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:

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Matthew Lamb’s Pro-shot concert photos here on Key Arena’s FB page.:

The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out more RH tour dates below.

Next show for me… Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) in Portland 4/12.

~Dan – np: Tyler FortierBang On Time

Radiohead North American Tour 2012

February 2012

Mon 27 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL, USA

Wed 29 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL, USA

March 2012

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

April 2012

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

Radiohead remix album ‘TKOL RMX’ (19 tracks 2CD set)

9th Aug 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

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.

Disc 1:
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)

Disc 2:
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)

~Dan – np: Sunny Day Real EstateDiary

Radiohead – Fake/Pritchard Remixes

13th Jul 11 (Wed) Leave a comment

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).

~Dan – np: IncubusIf Not Now, When?

Radiohead – The King of Limbs (live from the basement)

11th Jul 11 (Mon) Leave a comment

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.

~Dan – np: SilverchairYoung Modern

Radiohead – Caribou/Jacques Greene Remixes

1st Jul 11 (Fri) Leave a comment

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).

~Dan – np: Pet Bottle NingenPet Bottle Ningen

Coldplay – Every Tearderp Is A Waterderp

23rd Jun 11 (Thu) Leave a comment

British knockoff rock act Coldplay have announced an Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall digital EP, featuring two more brand new tracks “Major Minus” and “Moving To Mars.”

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.

~Dan – np: Basya SchechterQueen’s Dominion

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