My 15 year old dream supergroup unveiled these live versions of “Default” and “Dropped” off their album AMOK in LA a few weeks ago. Enjoy watching Flea and Thom Yorke dance around like goofy muppets.
Thom Yorke channels his inner David Byrne in “Stop Making Sense” to recreate Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” music video.
My personal dream supergroup, Atoms For Peace is back with a new track entitled “Default” that delves into their cerebral grooves. They are band born from their live energy and stage show but this studio track camouflages all their respective instruments and roles in the band but I am definitely not mad.
” You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace. The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro, Joey, Nigel and Flea. We got a big buzz from them and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, and so afterwards, we carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two…electronic and live. The first tune we’d like you to hear is “Default”. A 12″ vinyl version will follow next month and an album will eventually follow that next year.” – Thom Yorke
Atoms For Peace, the only supergroup these days that seem to make any sense and actually can surpass the original bands that each member originates from. Yes, I said it. Forget RHCP and Radiohead – Thom & Flea should just continue touring and making music with Atoms For Peace. Just watching the 2 of them onstage have a dance off with each other throughout the night showed how much fun they can really have with their music. There is a definite return to innocence for Thom and Flea as they flail around to these new arrangements of Thom’s solo album “The Eraser”. It is as if they are taken back to their days when they were just starting a band. Overall a rare treat to see such musicians of great caliber, Flea, Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco – all on one stage. It goes to show that musicianship is something that still shines through in this crazy industry.
Flying Lotus opened both nights, literally destroying the soundsystem with his sub-bass goodness. Highlights of his sets were him dropping Mr. Oizo “Stunt” & “Postif” and then closing with an a capella of Burial into Radiohead “Idioteque”.
If Atoms For Peace are playing in a city near you – go. Or if any of you are making your way out to Coachella, make sure to stick around for the final night.