What do you get when you cross Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers with Thom Yorke from Radiohead? Apparently you get Atoms For Peace. Rolling Stone is calling them a super-group with Nigel Godrich on board as the bands producer and Joey Waronker on drums. I grew up with both RHCP and Radiohead constantly being on my mix tapes and CD’s. If you haven’t had the chance to see either of those bands live I highly recommend it. I saw Radiohead a few years back in New Orleans during the tour for Hail to the Thief, and the best way I can describe that show is “trippy.” Both bands are currently on tour now. Go see them!
Thom Yorke released one of the tracks for the upcoming Atoms for Peace album “AMOK” titled “Default” which you can check out after the break. The rest of the album is expected to be released in early 2013. I expect it to be very electro-rock. Thom was quoted as saying he wants a “record where you weren’t quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends.” Whatever that means Thom. Just make sure and let Flea do his thing on a few tracks to bring it back down to earth. ~cwall