Posted in music | pictures on March 15, 2013

photos by PSquared Photography

Atoms for Peace @ Le Poisson Rouge, 3/14/2013
Atoms for Peace
Atoms for Peace

"It's something we've talked about doing for ages, and we finally got our shit together," explains Yorke. "We've basically just cut everything up into its constituent parts. We'll try to re-cut the tunes live, mixing in loads of other bits and pieces and collaging stuff together.

At the same time as manning the machinery, Yorke will be adding his own live vocals and guitar to the mix. "I sing - but I felt kind of weird about that to begin with, because it's quite this weird mixture," he says. "It's like fucking karaoke or something! But it's not, because it's all this other stuff as well, and I have my own machines, like a drum machine and a vocal looper. It's interesting - singing, trying to remember words and programming a drum machine at the same exact time. It's kind of tricky."

The performance will also feature dynamic visuals designed by Dutch artist Tarik Barri. "That's fucking bonkers," says Yorke. "It's not like anything else." - [Rolling Stone]

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich debuted their new Atoms for Peace "singing DJ" configuration at Le Poisson Rouge last night (3/15), celebrating the release of new album Amok. Following sets from Arca and Holly Herndon, Atoms for Peace went on around 1AM and did 12 songs from the new Amok and Thom Yorke's Eraser with those "bonkers" projections. Once their official set ended, the night turned into a dance party with Yorke and Godrich spinning tunes like De La Soul's "A Rollerskating Jam Named 'Saturdays.'" Not bad for a school night.

More pics from Le Poisson Rouge, plus Atoms for Peace's setlist, are below.

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SETLIST: Atoms for Peace @ Le Poisson Rouge, 3/15/2013: (via)
01. Ingenue
02. Black Swan
03. Stuck Together Pieces
04. Dropped
05. Eraser
06. Amok
07. Before Your Very Eyes...
08. S.A.D.
09. Atoms For Peace
10. Unless
11. Harrowdown Hill
12. Default

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Comments (52)

Didn't they do this kind of show at PS1 last summer?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:10 AM

wait, this isn't about SXSW. what's going on here?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:12 AM

Show was top notch. Wait for August dates at Roseland:)

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:14 AM

superb show, especially visuals - David Byrne and Michael Stipe (dancing non-stop) in attendance - perfecto late night dance part on Bleeker

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:17 AM

The PS1 Moma show was different. There, Thom sang like 4 or 5 new songs on really shitty speakers and nigel just played the loop. Here, it was more of a show, where they played a whole set of Atoms for Peace songs, thom sang and played guitar/bass and Nigel mixed it and did live loops and other effects. After the hour and 40 minute set, they encored with spinning some records for a while.

The show was amazing! I hope everyone in Austin is having fun waiting in line for 2 hours to see Foxygen do a 20 minute set.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:17 AM

I don't understand this
they played those tracks on their laptops? that was the show?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:23 AM

what did flea do?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:27 AM

Must be nice not to have a job and see a band perform at 1am.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:32 AM

^10:32am bitter bitter bitter

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:35 AM

i have a job and i was there until they pried thom off the stage at 4am. got to the office at 9:05a.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:49 AM

So this was a karaoke show of some kind?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:50 AM

BV trolls are just jelly.

Seen Radiohead & AFP many times before and this show was ace.

Not even comparable to MoMA.

Fucking bonkers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:56 AM

10:49: Hang in there, avoid the afternoon crash. Regular consumption of chocolate will provide the necessary theobromine--a longer laster and more effective stimulant than caffeine. Add caffeine and lots of water to the mix and you'll make it to the finish line. Stay strong!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:59 AM

Flea was watching the Lakers lose

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:00 AM

Old guy post
Fat guy post
Austin post
Radiohead post

well ain't this the fuckall

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:03 AM

all that money and this walleyed bitch still can't bother to wash his fucking hair?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:06 AM

Doesn't Thom totally look like the guy that the school janitor chases away from the recess yard with a broom handle?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:12 AM

the photographer was very professional and came out with wonderful pictures! stellar job!

Posted by Diana | March 15, 2013 11:13 AM

you haters are all whack. I think it's really cool that Willie Nelson is DJ-ing these days. You go Willie!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:13 AM

Wait, David Byrne and Michael Stipe? I didn't see them...

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:27 AM

All you angsty hipsters are hilarious. Show was amazing. Thom is lovely and super good to his fans. Talked to the BK Vegan photographer and told him I'd be commenting. I too have a job, work about 60 hours a week and I'm getting a PhD. NAMASTE haters.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:32 AM

Some of you don't actually believe you're being funny/clever prior to hitting "Submit" do you?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:32 AM

Speaking of crazy dancing in the VIP section - wtf Toni Collette

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:37 AM

The year is 2020, Thom Yorke takes the stage at a sold out T5, raises the microphone to hiss butt and farts for 23 minutes, the crowd goes wild and abundance rejoices, BV posts 82 images of the historical performance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:39 AM

Default is going to be fucking incredible with the whole band, it was killer last night.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:44 AM

I have never pretended to have a better time in my life!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:45 AM

amazing show

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:03 PM

Toni Collette was there too?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:09 PM

It's fucking awesome not having a job and seeing a band at 1 am. Must suck to have one. I get paid doing what I love successfully, and make my own hours. All the best to you!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:14 PM

Everyone looks so happy

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:16 PM

For all you moving 16 tons... This is what you get-
It's another day older and deeper in debt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:22 PM

I didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:43 PM

^I didn't go either...lets hang sometime

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 1:20 PM

Glad I missed this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 1:22 PM

this song brought the house down last night.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxWBd840E9g

Posted by Blunts | March 15, 2013 1:25 PM

I saw Harry Styles in the VIP

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 1:32 PM

Yeah - I have a full-time job, 40 hours a week, and managed to make it. No excuses!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:00 PM

one of my favorite shows ever. absolutely brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:10 PM

This was absolutely the best show I've ever experienced in my entire time on this planet we call Earth...and I wasn't even there!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:22 PM

So the "show" was basically a few people on stage updating Facebook and checking their Twitter feed?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:43 PM

^No wrong...they were emailing Lustmord asking him to make a guest appearence on the space bar!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:57 PM

Good show. The Radioherd can be rather obnoxious, though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 3:13 PM

is that Adele on that picture? was she also there dancing with Michael Stipe and David Byrne's XL blazers? fanks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 3:13 PM

I wish more shows would start later like back in the day. It weeds out some of the wankers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 3:23 PM

Cabs are here!

Posted by Guy who still thinks it's 2011 | March 15, 2013 4:25 PM

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 6:51 PM

^ thanks dude, now I know I made the right choice in staying home and sleeping.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:14 PM

You guys, you're not going to believe this but I totally just opened GarageBand and started a click track and a couple drum loops, and sand a few incoherent syllables and it sounded EXACTLY like that clip! I am so psyched, all I need now is a good street team and a few hipster blogger publicists and I'll be playing LPR at 2AM too!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:57 PM

bk vegan sucks

Posted by blunts | March 16, 2013 4:50 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2013 6:47 AM

the Galaxy S4s

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2013 5:22 PM

On Atoms for peae, in Spanish
http://elriodellobo.com/

Posted by elriodellobo | March 17, 2013 12:29 AM

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