Posted in music on September 26, 2013

Daily Show

Atoms for Peace are in NYC currently, getting ready for their big show at the Barclays Center on Friday (9/27). While here they stopped by The Daily Show last night (9/25). Thom Yorke and Flea talk with Jon Stewart a bit about how a supergroup like this forms and then the band played "Default" and "Harrowdown Hill" (from Thom Yorke's Eraser) over the closing credits. Video of their appearance is in this post.

Atoms for Peace puzzle
Atoms Puzzlre

In other related news, Atoms for Peace are now selling a jigsaw puzzle, via their website, of an illustration (above) by Stanley Donwood who does their artwork as well. The 192-piece laser-cut wood puzzle, titled "Los Angeles," shows the titular city facing apocalyptic events and is pretty small - 360mm X 250mm (a little bigger than a legal pad). It's not cheap ($106) but you can buy it here.

Atoms for Peace's Amok came out back in February. Tickets are still available for their Barclays show. Videos from The Daily Show below...

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Atoms for Peace - "Default"

Atoms for Peace - "Harrowdown Hill"

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Comments (52)

This show is going to be in my top 5 of 2013. Can't wait to hear Rabbit in Your Headlights!!!

Tuesday-Philly show

Before Your Very Eyes...
Default
The Clock
(Thom Yorke song)
Ingenue
Stuck Together Pieces
Unless
And It Rained All Night
(Thom Yorke song)
Harrowdown Hill
(Thom Yorke song)
Dropped
Cymbal Rush
(Thom Yorke song)
Encore:
Skip Divided
(Thom Yorke song)
Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses
(Thom Yorke song)
Rabbit in Your Headlights
(UNKLE cover)
Paperbag Writer
(Radiohead cover)
Amok
Encore 2:
Atoms for Peace
(Thom Yorke song)
Black Swan
(Thom Yorke song)

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 10:46 AM

They're so super that tickets were going for single digits on Stubhub yesterday. They've spiked all the way up to $10 this morning. Best. Supergroup. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 10:48 AM

Excited for the show tomorrow, but I haven't even heard the new album since it's not on Spotify. Should I just like... pay for it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 10:49 AM

Gonna be another snooze-fest at Barclays tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 10:53 AM

To be fair, those $10 seats suck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 10:55 AM

10:48^ says the Choad who looks on stubhub and decides how good or bad a band is based on scalpers nosebleed tix prices for the barclays center. Go enjoy some imagine dragons you fool

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:00 AM

Ticket price on SH is ALWAYS an indicator of quality

Just like Spin magazine.com is where you should continue to learn how to be cool

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:01 AM

Stubhub prices don't determine quality, but they sure do determine interest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:16 AM

I determined the quality of this when I listened to the album then forgot I had listened to it 5 minutes after it ended.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:29 AM

The Eraser had its moments, but the new album is just so dull. Thom needs Jonny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:35 AM

"Stubhub prices don't determine quality, but they sure do determine interest." - Bingo. Which is to say there is basically no interest in this boring as fuck wank project.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:40 AM

11:29, yea cause an album like AMOK wont sound any different live right??

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:43 AM

11:43, it'll probably sound worse.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:45 AM

"Stubhub prices don't determine quality, but they sure do determine interest."

this, and are a good illustrator of hype v. actual interest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:46 AM

Now I will say that I really like the album, but watch those performance videos above. Really not good, Flea I'm pointing at you. Everyone else sounds fine.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:48 AM

Flea has a big dick lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:48 AM

I was at the Philly show and these songs translated incredibly in a live setting. Fantastic show, great energy!

It's Thom, Flea and Nigel for crying out loud!! Are you really questioning if this will be worth your time??!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:49 AM

1135 You obviously don't get this group. It's not Radiohead. It's actually very different. I like the album and look forward to the show. Just wish it were at a different venue.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:49 AM

^^ mainstream interest is what rules the shows I attend. F'n azzclown

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:50 AM

I just wanna sit in the GA setion cross-legged while eating a big delicious bowl of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:52 AM

"I just wanna sit in the GA setion cross-legged while eating a big delicious bowl of hummus."

Ushers at Barclays make people in GA sit down until the first band takes the stage. Lucky you!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:54 AM

Wait, did some anonymous fool just point his talentless finger at Flea to discredit his playing? HAHAHAHA!!!! Thanks for the chuckle, idiot ;)

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:56 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmzmF9bt_aU

Anybody want to split a pair of $9 tickets with me from Stubhub so that we can fall asleep to this in the upper deck of the Barclays Center?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 11:57 AM

James Holden opening is a good reason to go early.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:01 PM

Bought some cheap tix on SH in the nosebleeds - First time at barclays, Q - how hard/easy is to sneak into GA?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:03 PM

@11:56, watch the Default video above, specifically his playing in the second verse. And yes, I know Flea is God or whatever; that doesn't give him a free pass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:07 PM

1203 Impossible. Unless you want to jump down.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:08 PM

"Bought some cheap tix on SH in the nosebleeds - First time at barclays, Q - how hard/easy is to sneak into GA?"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:20 PM

After about 10 minutes of this "music" you'll want to jump down.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:20 PM

If you suck the security guard's dick and let him nut in your mouth, the floor is yours. Might have to eat a fat bitch pussy tho lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:28 PM

AMOK is actually really good. better than king of limbs imo but have no desire to see this in a basketball stadium. should have done multiple nights at a smaller venue.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:57 PM

ATOMS FOR PEACE FRIDAY. SUPERCHUNK SATURDAY. STOKED!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 12:58 PM

@12:57, don't know about Amok > KOL. That's a bit of a stretch.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 1:38 PM

Got my fix at LPR earlier this year. Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 1:42 PM

Might spring for a $10 ticket on StubHub just so I can walk the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 1:55 PM

Saw them in Philly. Great show. Lots of dancing was goin' on. (People in Brooklyn don't do though right?) Wish I could go again tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 2:29 PM

How the fuck do you dance to this shit?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 2:44 PM

was on the floor in philly on tuesday and it was glorious. the band sounded great. the crowd was lovely - not jockeying for position or constantly taking pictures to document their attendance... they were *gasp* enjoying the show. and dancing! i really fear the smug brooklyn vibe tomorrow night but still can't wait! also, james holden is definitely worth getting in there on time. woohoo!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 3:00 PM

I was on the floor at the Philly show on Tuesday, but I didn't notice anything like that. I was curled up in a ball asleep on the floor near the soundboard. Best nap I've ever had. I am a little worried though that some smug Brooklynite will disturb me just as I slip into my rem cycle sleep tomorrow night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 5:19 PM

doors 8 and opener 9?

anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 6:26 PM

Might spring for a $10 ticket on StubHub just so I can walk the fuck out.
^
I might kick you in the nuts your way out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 6:34 PM

oink oink?

Posted by Sir Piggins | September 26, 2013 6:37 PM

I feel sorry for anyone who couldn't dance to AFP. I don't see how anyone could stay still. Then again recently I saw Depeche Mode and Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows at Barclays and most people just stood there and stared motionless and took pictures and texted. I epect the same tomorrow night. My how times (and people) have changed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 6:46 PM

Might spring for a $10 ticket on StubHub just so I can walk the fuck out.
^
kids that write stuff like this are usually pussies in real life. do us a favor and forgo the show and go hit whatever bar is "in" at the moment.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 6:59 PM

i would guess - doors 7, james 8, atoms 9:15

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2013 7:40 PM

This is how 6:46 dances (which coincidentally enough is the only way to dance to Atoms For Peace).


http://pbr157.photobucket.com/albums/t49/Marsha928/PigPenDancing.gif

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2013 12:20 AM

Lol you bk vegan types are a strange bunch. Glad some people who actually saw them live recently commented as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2013 2:16 PM

Saw them in Philly. They were pretty good, but that city smells like a Muslim's asshole. Never again.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2013 2:38 PM

this is stale. radiohead were great, now mediocre but get a free pass from the critics. chili peppers were great, now i cant stand the stuff they are making. people will go in droves as its in the press but its a shit way for music to end up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2013 5:55 PM

saw the barclays show and it was tight. flea and thom are forces of nature.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2013 2:21 AM

Listen a few times and its so awesome

Posted by Mara | October 17, 2013 11:20 AM

anyone else see the fragile yet powerful dance between a man and his 'Anima' or, i guess you can reverse the male point of view and see it as a woman and her same dance with the 'Animus' as well... and the messes it gets us in when we misunderstand or rush into what we dont yet fully understand about our deeper self... or the same dance but with our conscious and our subconscious selves... it seems obvious that the video is saying that this is a part of him/himself, but a part of him that is different...not the obvious, a part that you have to learn how to dialogue with... seems to work either way to me ... or is it just me. yeah.

Posted by Johnny | October 19, 2014 4:39 AM

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