Posted in music on September 7, 2012

Atoms for Peace at Roseland Ballroom in 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Atoms for Peace

Yesterday we mentioned that Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace project (which also includes Nigel Godrich and Flea) dropped their new single, "Default," on iTunes and that the single for the track will be out on September 10 via XL. You can now listen to that song below. Thom also announced that he plans to release a full length album with the project in 2013. Here's what he said today:

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

As mentioned, Atoms for Peace will DJ Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (9/8) with Holy Other, Maria Minerva, Rustie, and Justin Strauss. Advance tickets for that show are sold out but a limited number will be available at the door starting at noon.

In related news, Radiohead performed at the Moody Theater in Austin this past March for an episode of Austin City Limits. Last night (9/6), it aired on a screen in Austin's Republic Square Park for the first installament of ACL in the Park. The performance will air on PBS stations for the 38th season of Austin City Limits on October 6. Other performances which will air this season include Bon Iver (10/13) and The Shins (10/27).

Listen to Atoms for Peace's "Default" below.

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Atoms for Peace - "Default"

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Comments (29)

Radiohead is in town and they're announcing a secret show this afternoon.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:05 PM

anyone know set times for this?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:09 PM

5 dollars off with a can of Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:09 PM

Thom Yorke isn't flying to NY to do an hour fifteen minute Dj set for 15$ I promise you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:10 PM

^I think he has an apt in NY

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:17 PM

if you don't think thom yorke is in ny on the regular, you know, living his life, you're not too bright

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:22 PM

I saw him yesterday @ Fashion's Night Out party. He didn't DJ though....

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:22 PM

So how many Radiohead fans will be camping out at this place tomorrow morning. If those fans aren't dancing when Atoms for Peace goes on, I'm going to throw a fit!

Guarantee there will be so many Radiohead fans just taking pictures of Thom and Nigel tomorrow....

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:27 PM

into it

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 1:28 PM

This track is wicked good

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 2:08 PM

Anyone know what time the headliners have been going on at these Warm Up shows?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 2:42 PM

half past a donkey's ass, quarter to his balls. lift up his leg, and see niagara falls.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:28 PM

^usually 7:30pm.

Rustie and Holy Other make a great line-up, but totally not going to PS-1 tomorrow. PS-1 used to be fun a few years ago when no one went. Now it sells out. As a sold out venue PS-1 totally sucks. There is 0 space by the stage, the sound quality sucks (well, it always did), and 30-45 minute beer lines are unacceptable for a ticketed show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:31 PM

@1:22 - where did you see him, i'm guessing Rag and Bone since they are fast friends

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:42 PM

@1:22 - where did you see him, i'm guessing Rag and Bone since they are fast friends

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:42 PM

@1:22 - where did you see him? i'm guessing Rag and Bone

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 3:45 PM

The PS1 warm up parties are actually a great metaphor for what has happened to Williamsburg. Sure, there's some good talent and the occasional draw that you don't want to miss, but the majority of the crowd there are fucking losers or downright repugnant people who are just late to the party and have ruined the scene completely.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 4:08 PM

Is it easy to sneak a flask in here?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 5:27 PM

^ Easily. They never search in the times I have gone. However, I am not a girl, and I don't tote a purse.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 6:02 PM

@4:08: 3:31 speaking. Remember Studio B? Great venue. That was until it was shut down because of the same repugnant ass holes you speak of. Four years later, those same ass holes are now the one's who make my PS-1 experience miserable.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 6:20 PM

PS-1 is a museum, not a secret

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 6:40 PM

and i have two tix but cannot go... should i put them on craigslist?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 6:40 PM

Thanks brooklynvegan for condoning vile, racist commentary and allowing these pieces of shit to freely post this bile!

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 7:56 PM

There really isn't even any guarantee Thom is going to be there. Yes it makes sense that he would but no where does it say Thom Yorke DJ set. Talk about a jokester.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 9:07 PM

@9:07 DFA records tweeted that it is going to be Thom and Nigel

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2012 9:59 PM

O SO WER NOT MISSING FLEA AND HIS NAKED DICK

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 3:20 AM

am I going to be stuck in the rain if it's pouring? what I'm wondering is if there is cover there or somewhere to go inside if it is raining too much.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 10:26 AM

u dudes will pay money to go smell thom yorkes farts, fuck off

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