September 26, 2013


Thom Yorke, Flea Geek Out Over Atoms for Peace, Each Other on 'Daily Show'

Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea brought their supergroup Atoms for Peace to The Daily Show Wednesday night to discuss their latest project and geek out over each other's talent.

The band, comprised of Yorke, Flea, producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Joey Waronker, performed "Default" from the band's debut Amok and "Harrowdown Hill" from Yorke's 2006 debut solo album The Eraser.

The performances are great, but it's Yorke and Flea's fanboy geekery over each other in the interview above that's most worth watching. "When I received the e-mail [from Thom to get together], I went and danced around the house like an unhinged animal for about an hour," said Flea.

Asked if their respective day-job bands felt weird about outside collaborations, Yorke replied, "It's all healthy to free-range a bit every now and again."

"I say that to my wife," replied Stewart.

Atoms for Peace, "Default"

Atoms for Peace, "Harrowdown Hill" (Excerpt)