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Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch Thom Yorke Play “Rabbit In Your Headlights” At Atoms For Peace Tour Rehearsal

Atoms For Peace are currently in rehearsals for a full band tour beginning next month, and Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been sharing video clips from them on YouTube. The latest features a performance of UNKLE’s “Rabbit In Your Headlights,” for which Yorke provided vocals on 1998’s Psyence Fiction. Watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 2, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Atoms For Peace – “Magic Beanz”

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich appeared on a French radio program yesterday called Nova Club, where they DJed for 50 minutes and even played a new Atoms for Peace song. It’s called “Magic Beanz.” (Not “Magic Beans,” as we initially reported. Thom Yorke says, “the Z is v important.” SRY!) Stream a radio rip of… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 28, 2013 - 10:20 am

Four Tet – “Pyramid (Atoms For Peace Remix)”

Last year, the cerebral electronic producer Four Tet released Pink, an excellent collection of the singles he’d been releasing, tracks that were more dancefloor-directed than almost anything he’d done before. Now, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace project has remixed “Pyramid,” one of the highlights of Pink, turning it into nearly eight minutes of chilly, rippling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Atoms For Peace Talk EDM, Tumblr, Bruno Mars In Amusing New Interview

If it weren’t already evidenced by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich’s edition of Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man,” the two of them prove quick-witted, beaming with personality, and excellent foils in a new interview with Simon Vozick-Levinson of Rolling Stone. The two discuss the difference between Flying Lotus and Calvin Harris, who they compare… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 23, 2013 - 11:20 am

Watch Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich Answer Questions From Teenage Girls

Rookie Mag, the progressive online publication for teenage girls that picks up where Sassy Magazine left off, has an on-going column called “Ask A Grown Man,” in which celebrities field questions from their readers and offer advice from a seasoned perspective. Past guests have included Jimmy Fallon, Community’s Danny Pudi, and an especially-awkward Jon Hamm. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 9, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Watch Thom Yorke And Nigel Godrich Play “Black Swan” And “Stuck Together Pieces” In NYC

My reaction to seeing that Atoms For Peace have released another high-definition YouTube video of their Le Poisson Rouge performance from a while back was summed up quite well by a commenter on the video by the name of PhilosoraptorIris: “FUCK YEA ANOTHER ONE.” Well said, Iris, well said. It’s because everything that made the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 2, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Atoms For Peace Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates

After releasing their abstractly dancey debut album Amok, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace band are spending their summer touring Europe. And this morning, they’ve announced a run of dates in the U.S. and Japan. There aren’t a ton of American dates, but they aren’t just playing random Brainfeeder nights or whatever. Instead, they’ll hit larger… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2013 - 9:07 am

Hear Radiohead’s “Harmonics Loop,” Thom Yorke’s “Has Been” In BBC Essential Mix

After their DJ set at Berlin’s Berghain Club last night, Atoms For Peace’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich took over Radio 1 with a two-hour mix that included previously unheard Radiohead track “Harmonics Loop” and unreleased Yorke solo cut “Has Been.” Stream “Harmonics” and watch footage from Berghain below, and hear the whole show here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2013 - 10:41 am

Atoms For Peace 2013 Tour Dates

Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace band just released Amok, their weird little grower of a full-band debut album. And now they’ve announced a relatively short run of European live shows in debut — their first in some time, though Yorke and Nigel Godrich recently played some smaller club shows together. It’ll be interesting to lear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2013 - 9:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I’d missed. And worse, there were too many good ones. How is anyone supposed to process all these entertaining music videos? It’s fucked up. When a K-pop boy band makes a music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” Video

After Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” video, the world obviously needed more of Thom Yorke’s freakily rubber-limbed dancing. And now we’ve got some of it in director Garth Jennings’s new video for “Ingenue,” a song from Amok, the debut album of Yorke’s new band Atoms For Peace. In the clip, Yorke and contemporary dancer Fukiko Takase, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 10:08 am

Deconstructing: 20 Years Of Thom Yorke

The most memorable moment of my junior year Homecoming night wasn’t the dinner (who knows where), the dance (in my high school gymnasium, I think?) or the date (though I hope she’s doing well these days). It came after all that, when I got home, sprawled out on the living room floor, rewound the VCR… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Watch Thom Yorke And Nigel Godrich Perform In London

Earlier this week, Atoms For Peace released a stream of their new full-length AMOK following an AMA on Reddit with Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich. Last night, in honor of the record release, Yorke and Godrich collaborated for a DJ set in London, during which Yorke sang and played guitar on songs from AMOK and… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 23, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Premature Evaluation: Atoms For Peace AMOK

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Thom Yorke as a musical version of Steven Soderbergh: An insanely gifted popular entertainer who’s come to think of himself as a trickster auteur type, someone who will concoct dizzily difficult artistic scenarios for himself and then solve his own puzzles with breathtaking ease. The thing about Soderbergh is that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Stream Atoms For Peace AMOK

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich just conducted an AMA, where Redditers asked about their album’s leak, Radiohead’s forthcoming Third Man Records single, this awesome photobomb, and ” The Present Tense.” (Responses: the duo didn’t know Amok leaked, but it’s “nice” … “Identikit” is one of the songs on the Third Man single … that photobom… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 18, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Stream Previously Unreleased Thom Yorke Mixes

Thom Yorke is on the cover of the latest edition of the British magazine Dazed & Confused, which doesn’t seem like that great of an achievement, considering that the man can presumably pop up on any magazine cover anytime he wants, just by deigning to sit for an interview. But Yorke is apparently amped enough… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Atoms For Peace – “Judge, Jury And Executioner”

AMOK, the debut album from Atoms For Peace — Thom Yorke’s new band, also featuring Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco — is due out in a few weeks. We’ve already heard one song from the album, “Default,” and now we’ve got one more. “Judge, Jury And Executioner” sounds like a Radiohead song… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 7, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Atoms For Peace AMOK Details

A couple of years ago, Thom Yorke formed a new band so that he could tour his solo stuff; it had the head-spinning lineup of Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco. A little while later, he gave that band a name: Atoms For Peace. They eventually started writing and recording their own music,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2012 - 8:39 am