Thom Yorke Confirms 2013 Release for Atoms for Peace Debut Album + More
— Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke has confirmed a 2013 release is planned for the debut album from his Atoms for Peace side project with producer Nigel Godrich and Chili Pepper Flea. He also clarifies that the tune ‘Default,’ which was posted online yesterday, is “the first tune we’d like you [to] hear” from the album. In other words, you could probably call it the first single.
— Gotye and Band of Horses have signed on to perform on ‘Live on Letterman,’ a webcast series that’s streamed live from New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater. The Aussie rocks ‘Live’ on Sept. 17, while the cameras roll on BOH on Sept. 24.
— Brooklyn guitar army DIIV have unleashed a video for ‘Doused,’ the latest off their debut full-length, ‘Oshin.’ Who knew that when they’re not onstage launching ear-splitting assaults of sonic terror, DIIV are at home playing with little plastic army dudes? [Death + Taxes]
— Ben Folds Five continue teasing fans with tracks from ‘The Sound of the Life of the Mind,’ their first album in 13 years, before it drops on Sept. 18. Check out the latest offering, ‘Sky High,’ which we think hold its own in the BFF songbook. [Spinner]
— Everyone, tip your drinks in remembrance of Keith Moon. The late Who rocker passed 34 years ago today (Sept. 7, 1978) after taking a handful of sedatives. “It was a silly mistake,” bandmate Pete Townshend later said of the incident. “He just always took pills in handfuls, it was just a habit that he had.” [Ultimate Classic Rock]