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XL Teases Atoms For Peace “Save The Date”

UPDATE: XL tells us it was a misunderstanding…

The image is in fact just a photo of a detail from the screen printing room in the XL office (the label often does limited runs of screen printed posters and record sleeves). We’ve been posting a few office details recently such as and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich Tease Mystery Record

Most of the members of Radiohead have been busy lately with solo endeavors. But we learned over the summer that the band was planning to reconvene and record in September. And guess what month it is? Over the weekend, Thom Yorke sent the internet into a tizzy when he posted the above image on TwitterMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 8:41 am

Watch Thom Yorke Play Another Surprise DJ Set At Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Radiohead main man Thom Yorke apparently really enjoys showing up at random gatherings and playing music for whoever’s there, even if it’s just eight people in a field in Cornwall. Way back in 2009, he showed up at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles and spun records. On Tuesday night, he was back there again,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014 - 1:49 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2013

We’re in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum’s annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it’s time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It’s a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday’s rock ‘n’ roll… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of great bands showed up there over the weekend, from James Blake to Holy Ghost! to Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Watch The Making Of Atoms For Peace’s “Before Your Very Eyes” Video

Last week, Atoms For Peace unveiled the video for “Before Your Very Eyes” from their album Amok. Now you can take a behind-the-scenes look at how the CGI-heavy clip was made, from the arduous special FX make-up job Thom Yorke had to undergo to the computer illustration process. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013 - 2:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For a while, I’ve been threatening to start including things in this space that don’t quite constitute “music videos” but which do constitute music on video — late-night performances, great camera-phone moments, things like that. And while I haven’t quite done that with this week’s list, the #1 selection is, indeed, a music-on-video thing that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Atoms For Peace – “Before Your Very Eyes” Video

Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace just shared their animated video for “Before Your Very Eyes,” the sputtering groove that opens their album Amok, and it’s a trippy one. In the video, some version of Yorke appears as a crumbling statue adrift in a psychedelic, undulating CGI river. And then a bunch of stuff happens, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Watch Atoms For Peace’s Full ACL Make-Up Show

On Sunday, the organizers of Texas’s Austin City Limits festival had to cancel a whole day of music because of a flash flood warning, which meant that people didn’t get to see the National, Phoenix, Tame Impala, or any number of other scheduled acts. One of the bands scheduled was Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2013 - 8:47 am

Nigel Godrich Responds To LSE’s Pro-File-Sharing Report

Atoms For Peace’s Nigel Godrich has taken to Tumblr to respond to a recent pro-file-sharing study done by the London School Of Economics called “Copyright & Creation: A Case For Promoting Inclusive Online Sharing.” Setting up the post like the paper itself, Godrich titled his “Copyright & Creation much?” and responded to their thesis, writte… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 11, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Watch Atoms For Peace Cover Marvin Gaye In Mexico City

Last night, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace band played at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City, and they had a surprisingly funky choice of covers: Marvin Gaye’s dizzy 1977 groove “Got To Give It Up.” I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Yorke’s falsetto quite as smooth an unencumbered as it is on this live version. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Thom Yorke Expands Upon Anti-Spotify Statements

A few months ago, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich pulled their albums from Spotify, claiming the service was bad for new music and did not fairly compensate artists. Radiohead’s co-manager Brian Message then entered the debate, siding with Spotify. At the time, Stereogum’s Tom Breihan noted, “This one is not over yet…” And now the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Watch Atoms For Peace On The Daily Show

Between South Park, The Colbert Report, and last night’s episode of The Daily Show, there’s a reasonable chance that Thom Yorke has spent more time on Comedy Central than on any other American television network. Last night, Atoms For Peace were Jon Stewart’s guests on The Daily Show. During the interview segment, Yorke and Flea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 9:11 am

Stream Atoms For Peace’s You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry Mush Mx

For New York Fashion Week (which was last week) Atoms For Peace put together what they call, “a collage of unreleased beats,” for the Rag & Bone runway show. At just under 11 minutes, it’s not a particularly long mix, but they managed to fit a ton of interesting material in. Opening with a samba-like… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 10:48 am

Buzzy Live Music App Soundhalo Launches With Atoms For Peace

Soundhalo is a new live-music app that lets people download live shows, in high quality, in real time. That seems like the exact opposite of the whole “put your phones away at the show” ethos, but its makers are actually hoping it’ll make concertgoers less likely to tape the shows on their phones, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Atoms For Peace Pull Music From Spotify

Atoms For Peace have pulled all of their music from Spotify. “Someone gotta say something,” Nigel Godrich tweeted this morning. “It’s bad for new music.” Thom Yorke has pulled his solo album The Eraser from Spotify as well. Read the band’s explanation via Godrich’s Twitter below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 14, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Photos: Atoms For Peace @ Club AMOK, Los Angeles 6/14/13

Prior to their tour launch, Atoms For Peace assembled at the tiny club Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles, rebranded as Club AMOK for a rehearsal show for the live debut of tracks from their latest album, AMOK. Thom Yorke switched between guitar, piano, and shakers in the midst of his trademark dance moves as Flea’… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 15, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Watch Atoms For Peace Play “Atoms For Peace” At Tour Rehearsal

Atoms For Peace will soon leave for a full-band tour. In advance, the band has been posting videos of rehearsals. Last week, we saw a video of “Rabbit In Your Headlights.” Now, watch the band practice the track “Atoms For Peace” from Thom Yorke’s album The Eraser. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 9, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Thom Yorke – “Honey Pot”

Today, we celebrated the 10th birthday of Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, and we were also treated to a KCRW DJ set delivered by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich. Would it be fair to call this Thom Yorke Day? Yes and no, really, because as you know, round these parts, EVERY DAY IS THOM YORKE… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 7, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Stream Atoms For Peace’s Live KCRW DJ Set

Anytime Thom Yorke touches a turntable, it’s worth your while to pay attention. And today, Yorke and his Atoms For Peace bandmate (and frequent Radiohead collaborator) Nigel Godrich are going to spend an hour on-air at the L.A. radio station KCRW, playing records on the Morning Becomes Eclectic program. The hour-long set, which will also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 12:43 pm
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