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Thom Yorke was recently guest at Alec Baldwin’s radio show ‘Here’s the thing‘ (WNYC). Baldwin interviewed Radiohead’s frontman for one hour. Click here to listen: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/2013/apr/01/

In Rainbows

Thom Yorke, the ethereal-voiced lead singer of the music group Radiohead, isn’t a fan of what Apple, Google, and other technology companies are doing to media. In an interview with UK-publication The Guardian, Yorke lamented what he said were attempts by tech companies to turn songs into commodities.

“They have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up,” Yorke said. “But in doing so they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless in order to make their billions. And this is what we want? I still think it will be undermined in some way.”

Five years ago, Yorke and Radiohead became Internet heroes when they self released the album In Rainbows over the Web and told fans to pay what they wanted for the work. In the interview, Yorke sounded more skeptical about that kind of distribution now. http://bit.ly/YXV1j4

 

Thom Yorke laces up his dancing shoes for yet another music video, in the form of Atoms For Peace’s “Ingenue”. However, unlike the video for “Lotus Flower”, Thom has a partner this go-around and together they pull off some pretty memorable moves.

“Ingenue” is off Atoms For Peace’s full-length debut, Amok, which is out now via XL Recordings. Read more at consequenceofsound.net

Watch Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich Perform Live in London

Photo by Erez Avissar

Last night, as promisedThom Yorke and Nigel Godrich performed in London to celebrate the release of their Atoms for Peace album Amok(It’s out Monday in Europe and Tuesday in the U.S. via XL Recordings.) Now, watch a 30-minute clip of last night’s show via Consequence of Sound.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/XLN530

Stream Amok:

 

Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_ Releases “How Long” Video, Album Details

Through a clip directed by creative group Shynola—which has worked with Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Blur and ColdplayTrent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_ released a new track, titled “How Long?” Compared to what we’ve heard from the group before—which also features Mariqueen Maandig and frequent Reznor collaborator Atticus Ross—it’s melodically a bit more uplifting, even if the video’s gritty, grey atmosphere is absolutely terrifying.

With the video release also came full details on the album, which is titled Welcome Oblivion. The album is set for a March 5 release through Columbia and features 13 tracks (15 if you purchase the vinyl edition, which has a slightly different track order).

You can watch “How Long” in the video player here

You can also check out Welcome Oblivion’s tracklist.

Tracklist (CD version)
1 The wake-up
2 Keep it together
3 And the sky began to scream
4 Welcome oblivion
5 Ice age
6 On the wing
7 Too late, all gone
8 How long?
9 Strings and attractors
10 We fade away
11 Recursive self-improvement
12 The loop closes
13 Hallowed ground

Tracklist (Vinyl version)
1 The wake-up
2 Keep it together
3 And the sky began to scream
4 Ice age
5 Welcome oblivion
6 On the wing
7 Too late, all gone
8 The province of fear
9 How long?
10 Strings and attractors
11 Recursive self-improvement
12 Unintended consequences
13 We fade away
14 The loop closes
15 Hallowed ground

 

by tyler kane for nprmusic.com

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Singer threatens prime minister with legal action if he uses his songs to promote the Conservative party at next election ‘I can’t say I love the idea of a banker liking our music’ … Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

Thom Yorke has threatened to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameronif the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign.

“I can’t say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron,” the singer told Dazed & Confused. “I can’t believe he’d like [2011’s] King of Limbs much. But I also equally think, who cares? … As long as he doesn’t use it for his election campaigns, I don’t care. I’d sue the living shit out of him if he did.”

Keane found themselves in that position in 2010, when their song Everybody’s Changing was played at a Conservative party launch. “Am horrified,” wrote drummer Richard Hughes. “I will not vote for them.”

While Yorke holds strong opinions on social and environmental issues, DJing for Occupy London and attending the UN’s climate change conference in 2009, he admitted that “politics is not a fun thing to write about”. These days the Radiohead frontman tries to calm himself down – and perk up his spirits – with yoga and meditation. “I’m not as volatile as I used to be, which is good, ‘cos I’d have burned out if I was,” he said. “I can still be a nightmare, though.”

The 44-year-old is also a workaholic. “When we got back from tour, I gave myself a week off from the studio and that was it,” he said. “I was cheating anyway, because I was actually working on my laptop on the quiet.” Over the past year, that has mostly meant working with his side project Atoms for Peace, whose debut album is out on 25 February.

“It’s not like [2006 solo album] The Eraser at all,” he said. “But it’s not a band album either; it doesn’t sound like a band playing … We wanted to go into the song realm, because it felt good to do that. [But] if it were up to me, every track would be 10 minutes long … To me, the Atoms album is not dancey enough.”

Despite this, Yorke said he could never imagine making an instrumental album. “I’ve got all these nice little boxes for my studio, and I kind of half know how to use most of them,” he said. “Really, I just enjoy writing words sitting at a piano. I tend to lose interest in the drum machine.”

 

–source the guardian.co.uk image from foe.co.uk

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Update: The SoundCloud link has ceased to work. The mix is still available, however, on the Dazed & Confused page here

Those anxiously awaiting the upcoming Atoms for Peace album will now have something quite special to tide them over until the album’s Feb. 26 release date.

Yesterday, Radiohead/Atoms for Peace frontman Thom Yorke and longtime producer Nigel Godrich uploaded several previously unreleased Atoms for Peace songs to SoundCloud before quickly removing them minutes later.

Earlier today, however, Yorke and Godrich unveiled a new mix exclusively for Dazed & Confused in conjunction with the publication’s cover story on Yorke. The 25-minute compilation contains alternate or unreleased versions of songs from Radiohead’s King of Limbs album, Atoms of Peace tracks as well as some unreleased Yorke solo material.

The mix is available below.

 

–written by mark rozeman for pastemagazine image from ateaseweb.com

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Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocalsglockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands asThe CureMogwaiSiouxsie and the Banshees and in their more recent work Radiohead.

Bloc Party started writing material for a fourth album in 2011, but decided not to play live. In the meantime Okereke finished an EP titled The Hunter. The group stated they intend to release a new album in 2012. In May 2012, Bloc Party announced Four, which was released on 20 August 2012. The album was recorded with Alex Newport, who had previously worked with At The Drive In and The Mars Volta, at Stratosphere Studios in New York City during the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Bloc Party released “Octopus“, a single from Four, that July and later released another single entitled “Day Four”.

–image from defendingaxlrose.com

Listen/Watch: New Single From Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace:

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich just dropped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, where they premiered the new single from the Atoms for Peace project, “Judge Jury and Executioner”. It’s off their album Amok, which is out February 25 in the UK and February 26 in the U.S. via XL Recordings.

Atoms for Peace also features the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea, Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco. Talking with Lowe, Yorke and Godrich said that they don’t have any shows planned at the moment, but they’re considering a European tour. They hinted that members of the group will probably play Glastonbury in some capacity. But according to Yorke, the full band “won’t have got our shit together by then.”

As for that Radiohead stuff recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studio, Yorke said it will be released eventually, “but I have to pick the kids up from school first.”

The single is available for purchase on iTunes starting at midnight UK time or offered as a free download for those who pre-order the album.

There’s also an accompanying visual for the track, with imagery by Tarik Barri– watch it below:

–written by Carrie Battan and Amy Phillips for pitchfork.com. image from pitchfork.com

 

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