Thom Yorke’s New Band (!) Plays LA Next Week

If the Twilight or the 12″ or the tribute tracks weren’t enough to make you think Thom is enjoying his time away from Radiohead, try this one: The talented Mr. Yorke has put a brand new band together featuring Beck buddy Joey Waronker, mutual buddy Nigel Godrich, and cock-sock enthusiast Flea. They’ll play “the Eraser stuff and the new songs” and you get the sense they’re working on more.They even have shows. Next week! This is really happening, happening. Los Angeles’s Orpheum is the site of the future sellouts, local Dirty Projectors remixers Lucky Dragons locked up the coveted opening slot. Thom shared some details in lower-cased lettering:

hi
in the past couple of weeks i’ve been getting a band together for fun to play the eraser stuff live and the new songs etc.. to see if it could work!
here’s a photo.. its me, joey waronker, mauro refosco, flea and nigel godrich.

at the beginning of october the 4th and 5th we are going to do a couple of shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
we don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz ..well …we haven’t got that much material yet!
but come and check it out if you are in the area. we’ve also got locals Lucky Dragons playing.
all the best

That comes via deadairspace. Tickets are available for 10/4 and 10/5. Let’s hope there are many more.