The long awaited super indie group collaboration releases it’s first single.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and über producer Nigel Godrich, along with percussionists Mauro Refosco and drummer Joey Waronker have collaborated and created Atoms for Peace. The group is named for one of Yorke’s singles from his solo effort The Eraser, but also takes it’s name from a 1953 speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The groups’ sound follows in that same vein of electronica Yorke took with The Eraser and with last years Burial/Four Tet dual single (and to an extent, Radiohead’s The King of Limbs). It’s a merger of live elements and electronic soundscapes ala Blade Runner.
The Atoms has been collaborating for a few years now, doing remixes and DJ sets along with a few live performances of music consisting of Yorke’s solo material and Radiohead B-sides. Along the way fans were being baited with coming soon previews of original material that was few and far between. Finally, though, it’s payoff time.
Default comes on the heels of a remix single released mid August, but is the first out and out original material track of the group’s forthcoming album, scheduled for an early 2013 release.