Thom Yorke's new project, Atoms For Peace, have released their debut single. Default is the new band’s first ever studio recording and it’s available to download now via iTunes and available to stream via www.atomsforpeace.info.
"You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace,” says Yorke in a statement posted on www.radiohead.com:
“The name comes from some shows of The Eraser (his 2006 solo album) 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 hear is Default. A 12" vinyl version will follow next month and an album will eventually follow that next year."
The debut album from Atoms For Peace is set for release in 2013 on XL Recordings. The record will feature Yorke on vocals, guitars, keys and programming with support from Godrich, Waronker, Refosco and Flea .