Stream Atoms For Peace's 'AMOK' In Full
20 February 2013
A week before its official release via XL Recordings (and following an early leak), Atoms For Peace are streaming their eagerly anticipated, 'AMOK' in full, online.
Made up of Thom Yorke (Radiohead) on vocals, Nigel Godrich (Radiohead and Ultraísta) on guitar, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass and Joey Waronker (R.E.M. and Beck) on drums; Atoms For Peace together form possibly the most exciting supergroup to assemble in recent years.
To celebrate the release, Atoms For Peace also plan to play a list of gigs in London, Berlin and New York with two turntables, a microphone, "and an injection of experimental enthusiasm reflected in AMOK."
The album will be officially released on 25 February, though as Yorke and Godrich confirmed on a Reddit AMA Session (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, it had already leaked online. The AMA also provided some hints of forthcoming material from the Radiohead singer. Here's some of the most interesting answers from the online Q&A session:
Jack White says Radiohead have a single ready to go. When can we expect that?
Thom: We were at Jack White's place. We now have two unfinished tracks, one of which is "Identikit". It's nice there, red and black and white n' sh-t.
What is your biggest achievement so far?
Thom: Getting through the last tour despite all that had happened in Toronto [where a Radiohead drum technician died in a stage collapse]. And the lights... I was terrified about it, then it got dark but in the end we were all very proud of managing to pull it off. Even in the O2 in London. It was not an easy time, but it was cool.
Any plans to collaborate more with Burial?
Thom: I very much hope so. Both me, Kieran [Four Tet] and Burial are all as busy/vague as each other... in fact as usual I got to write some words.
What advice do you have for any younger artists starting out?
Nigel: Enjoy it - making music is a wonderful way to spend your life. But do it for the love before a career. It's getting so unforgiving out there - I hate to think of the obstacles in the way now for new artists. If you love it and you are good, you will be fine, but be prepared to have to work hard and don't judge your success by other people's opinions.
You can stream 'AMOK' in full here: