Radiohead's Thom Yorke debuted the first single from his band Atoms For Peace today. You can hear ‘Default’ on Gigwise now.
Yorke, who is in Atoms For Peace alongside Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, released a statement alongside the single, saying:
"You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace. The name comes from some shows of The Eraser 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."
Atoms For Peace is comprised of Thom Yorke, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s Flea, drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco The debut album from the five-piece is expected to be released in 2013 through XL Recordings, where Radiohead are also signed.