Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thom Yorke has a band. And it's not Radiohead.

Radiohead has been hailed as the saviors of music pretty regularly for the last decade. If they were an armed force, Thom Yorke would be their general or something. He recently decided to add a second army to his command. No, I have no idea what I'm talking about. And yes, I realize I've taken a really bad metaphor far beyond its usefulness.

Point being, Yorke is amazing and he got a superstar band together that includes Flea, Nigel Godrich, superdrummer Joey Waronker (Beck and others) and percussionist Mauro Refosco to play his solo stuff. They played L.A., and I was not there. But a lot of people have posted video and audio from the show - and it is effing great.

He played four new/unreleased songs, a couple of Radiohead songs and most of The Eraser.

You Ain't No Picasso has the four previously unreleased/unheard Radiohead (but not played by Radiohead) tracks for download: http://bit.ly/Htg71

Kingblind collected video of nearly every track played: http://bit.ly/JYAVd

And here are some more statements about the show:

Rolling Stone: http://bit.ly/4pcWoU
Stereogum: http://bit.ly/FITzt

You can also buy the new Thom Yorke EP from Amazon here: http://bit.ly/zJL9I

Posted via email from Stephen Feller

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