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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/

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:

 

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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

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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