Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Spins First Recordings of Atoms for Peace Supergroup
Thom Yorke hit the decks with longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich in Los Angeles on Friday night (April 27) with a surprise for revelers, turning in a DJ set that included several previously unheard songs by his much-hyped Atoms for Peace supergroup. The Radiohead singer was spinning as part of Transmission LA: AV Club, the music and visual arts series at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art that’s being curated by Beastie Boy Mike D.
Atoms for Peace — Yorke, Goodrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and A-list session drummers Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco — have performed live sporadically over the last several years, acting as the backing band for Yorke’s live dates in support of his debut solo album, 2006′s ‘The Eraser.’
The new songs Yorke spun on Friday are the first recorded Atoms for Peace tunes to be heard by the public. The supergroup’s debut album is tentatively expected to drop later this year, although details and nil and the release has yet to be confirmed. It is not known if these tracks will end up on the as-yet-untitled disc, although we wouldn’t be surprised if they do.
Waronker is best known for his work with Beck, the Smashing Pumpkins, Elliott Smith and R.E.M., while Refosco has toured and recorded with Talking Head David Byrne and the Chili Peppers. Listen to snippets of three Atoms for Peace songs (broken up into five parts) below.
Listen to Yorke and Goodrich Spinning Atoms for Peace (Part One)
Listen to Atoms for Peace (Part Two)
Listen to Atoms for Peace (Part Three)
Listen to Atoms for Peace (Part Four)
Listen to Atoms for Peace (Part Five)