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Watch Thom Yorke And Nigel Godrich’s Surprise Latitude Set

In addition to guesting with Portishead, Thom Yorke played a surprise set at the UK’s Latitude festival this past Sunday, and as Pitchfork points out, the Yorke-inspired Tumblr Rabbit In My Headlights has fan-made video of the full set. Longtime Radiohead producer and Atoms For Peace bandmate Nigel Godrich accompanied Yorke. Their set included music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Watch Thom Yorke Sing With Portishead At Latitude Festival

As Nigel Godrich hinted, Thom Yorke made a surprise appearance at the second day of the UK’s Latitude Festival yesterday. Portishead brought the Radiohead frontman out for the encore of their headlining set, and they performed “The Rip” off of Portishead’s 2008 album Third together (which Radiohead have covered before). Watch fan-footage of the surprise… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 11:38 am

Thom Yorke’s Making A Surprise Appearance At Latitude Today

Thom Yorke might be playing a surprise set at England’s Latitude Festival today. As NME reports, Radiohead producer/friend Nigel Godrich just tweeted the album cover of Yorke’s 2014 solo outing Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes along with the Latitude logo, which certainly seems like a pretty big hint, although there’s no confirmation or details just yet. Ed… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Watch A Young Thom Yorke Play Experimental Music In College

Earlier this week, we saw footage of a very young Thom Yorke playing “High And Dry” with Headless Chickens, the band he fronted before Radiohead. Well, the vintage-Yorke-on-film well is even deeper than that. And now, via Reddit again, we get to see him along with some Exeter University classmates playing a “contemporary classical concert”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2015 - 11:05 am

Watch A Young Thom Yorke Perform “High And Dry” With His Pre-Radiohead Band Headless Chickens

Headless Chickens, in addition to being a ’90s New Zealand group, were Thom Yorke’s short-lived pre-Radiohead band, formed while he was studying at Exeter University in 1989. They only played a handful of shows and released one single, “I Don’t Want To Go To Woodstock,” on which Yorke sang backup vocals and played guitar (and… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 13, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Thom Yorke To Appear At Paris Climate Change Concert

This December, the eyes of the world will be on Paris as the UN Climate Change Conference convenes there to talk about how we can maybe not make the entire fucking planet uninhabitable. As the conference starts, the nonprofit Pathway To Paris will hold a 12/4 concert at the Paris venue Le Trianon. Thom Yorke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 9:04 am

Spotify Hater Thom Yorke Is Streaming His Albums On Apple Music

In July 2013, Thom Yorke pulled his solo album The Eraser and the Atoms For Peace album AMOK off the streaming services Spotify, Rdio, and Deezer. Discussing the decision, Yorke’s producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich said in a statement:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 30, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Thom Yorke Announces Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Show In Tokyo

Even though Thom Yorke released Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes last year, he still hasn’t done any shows in support of his new material. But last night, producer/friend Nigel Godrich announced that Yorke would play his first solo show since the release on 8/15 as part of Tokyo’s Summersonic Festival. He’ll be playing an all-night show at… More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2015 - 9:30 am

Preview Thom Yorke’s 18-Days-Long Soundtrack To Stanley Donwood’s New Art Exhibit

The English artist Stanley Donwood has designed every Radiohead album since The Bends, and he’s also done the art for Atoms For Peace and for Thom Yorke’s solo endeavors. Right now, Donwood’s work in display in the Sydney museum Carriageworks, in an exhibit called “The Panic Office.” As Pitchfork points out, Yorke created a score… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

Thom Yorke’s On The Cover Of An Iranian Book About Sex And Relationship Problems

For some reason, an old Thom Yorke promo photo seems to have been repurposed for the cover of an Iranian book about sex and relationship problems. As Buzzfeed points out, the artwork for مشکلات جنسی و زناشویی در مردان (which translates to Marital And Sexual Problems In Men) features Yorke plus two other unidentified men. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 11, 2015 - 1:52 pm

5 Ideas For Your Next Tattoo Of Thom Yorke’s Face

Unlike Radiohead albums, it’s not really fair for me to rank band-inspired tattoos from worst to best. At the end of the day, that’s someone’s art and another person’s flesh that I’m critiquing, and this isn’t the right platform for it. Who am I to declare this misspelled Hail To The Thief chest piece… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Stream Thom Yorke & 3D’s UK Gold Soundtrack

The UK Gold is a new documentary film about the UK’s long and sordid history of tax-dodging, which is apparently an entire industry over there. And to put together the film’s soundtrack, the film’s producers recruited the ’90s trainspotter dream team of Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja, who showed up together… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2015 - 8:37 am

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 May Have Made $20M On Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

When Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released his solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes in September, he found a novel way to do it, selling the surprise release as a BitTorrent bundle for $6 a pop. About a week later, fans had downloaded the album a million times. As Gigaom reports, BitTorrent claims that by the end… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015 - 3:11 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could’ve skipped it this week because of New Year’s, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Thom Yorke – “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry”

Thom Yorke made headlines for releasing Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent earlier this year, and now he’s brought the album to Bandcamp, a slightly more traditional virtual storefront. He put the album up on the website for purchase today, along with a new song called “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry.” His Bandcamp website also includes some new merch, including… More »

By: James Rettig / December 26, 2014 - 10:25 am

Flying Lotus Really Wanted To Be On Yeezus, Hints At Thom Yorke Collaboration

You’re Dead!, the morbid new jazz-fusion odyssey from Flying Lotus, comes out tomorrow, and the album has cameos from rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. But apparently, FlyLo really, really wants to work with one guy, one who won’t return his calls. You will probably not be surprised to learn that Kanye West i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 9:24 am

Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent Project Hits 1 Million Downloads

Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes has reached 1 million downloads, according to a blog post on Bittorrent’s website. That number also includes free downloads of the single “A Brain In A Bottle” and its corresponding video. Bittorrent downloads of Yorke’s new album do not count towards the Billboard charts, at least not yet. In Billboard’… More »

By: James Rettig / October 2, 2014 - 7:03 pm

The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit “Rather Be” cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works by composers like Shostakovich and Beethoven with modern electronic music. The title of their first single, 2010’s “Mozart’s House,” cheekily spelled it out. It’s not exactly a new idea, but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Will Thom Yorke’s Surprise Album Top This Week’s Billboard 200?

You probably already know this, but on Friday, Thom Yorke dropped a new surprise album called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and effectively broke the internet. As an experiment, Yorke sold the album via BitTorrent, charging buyers six bucks a pop for the digital files. A lot of people bought it, and we know this because theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:57 am
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