April 28, 2012


Listen: Thom Yorke Debuts 3 Songs from Atoms for Peace Supergroup

Matt Cardy
Matt Cardy

It's a great time to be a fan of all things Thom Yorke

Not only is his band Radiohead (maybe you've heard of 'em) headlining festivals, like Coachella, and slaying audiences across North America on their massive spring/summer tour, but Friday night during a DJ set in Los Angeles, the dance-crazy frontman debuted three new songs from his supergroup Atoms for Peace. Watch footage from the DJ set and hear the tracks below.

The DJ set--featuring Yorke and Atoms members/Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich--was part of Transmission LA: AV Club, a free 17-day music and visual arts fest, curated by Beastie Boy Mike D and held at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. The tracks are presumably from the in-the-works next album from Atoms for Peace, which also features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Beck/R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco, who has also played with David Byrne, the Chili Peppers and others.

Last year Flea told Rolling Stone about the supergroup's next LP--now expected sometime this year--which they started recording following their first tour together: "At the end of the tour we went into a studio for three days and just jammed--totally improvising," he said. "Thom and Nigel [Godrich] have taken that stuff and done sh*t with it. I've heard little bits and pieces. I have no idea when it's going to come out. Not real soon though."

Listen to the three tracks below, then tell me what you think in the comments section!