Atoms Of Peace, the project put together by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Radiohead, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco, will be releasing, Amok, their debut album early next year. The five members apparently went into a recording studio with no music beforehand and emerged three days later with what Yorke calls, “…a fucking mountain.”
Yorke states, “One of the things we were most excited about was ending up with a record where you weren’t quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends.”
Yorke continues, saying, “We’d go in at midday and pretty much work through to 10. We were playing all the time. It was bonkers. We’d stop to change beat. Joey and Mauro would scribe the beat out, using whatever weird notation they have, and then go off on it for another hour.”
Atoms For Peace was originally put together as a live band in 2010 to support Yorke’s 2006 release The Eraser.
While a release date is not yet confirmed, Yorke has stated that he and the rest of the project hope to be able to tour Amok. Below is the song “Default”. READ MORE
UPDATE: The deceased man is Scott Johnson, a drum tech for Radiohead.
A stage collapsed in a Toronto park a few hours before rock band Radiohead was slated to appear for a sold-out performance. The stage collapsed at 4 p.m., an hour before spectators were to be let in. Crew members were still putting together the stage for the performance when scaffolding 50-feet in the air came down. Three people suffered non-life threatening injuries but one man, who is still unidentified until next of kin can be notified, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. Radiohead obviously cancelled the concert and assured fans that tickets would be refunded.
Having worked backstage at concerts before, I know how intense and physically demanding of a job this can be. My condolences go out to the family of the deceased man and my thoughts go to those who were injured. READ MORE
For the past few months I’ve been going on daily walks. I go for a minimum of two miles but sometimes I lose track of time, getting lost in listening to music, and end up going for more than that. Once I ended up going on a seven-mile walk, simply because it was a beautiful night and I was enjoying listening to music that I hadn’t heard for a few years.
And so it was that last night I decided to go for one of my walks, despite the cold temperature, the continuous drizzle, and the steady wind. Within a few minutes, a chill had worked its way into my skin, icy fingers gripping my bones. My brisk pace served only to ensure that I didn’t reach a point where my teeth began chattering.
The soundtrack for this journey was Petter Carlsen’s Clocks Don’t Count. Hailing from Norway, Carlsen received wider recognition when he opened up for Anathema on a European tour supporting his debut album You Go Bird. Hailed for his enchanting voice, melancholic melodies, and songwriting skills, fans began itching for a second album. Clocks Don’t Count was their answer. But does this album fare? Read below for my thoughts. READ MORE
Radiohead revolutionized the music industry world when they announced that their album, ‘In Rainbows‘, was going to be released via the Internet AND that people could name their own price. Well, that concept is now hitting the concert ticket world.
Ace Enders aka I Can Make A Mess
is gearing up for a tour with Mansions
and Into It Over It
(tour dates after the jump) where fans can select the amount they want to pay for their ticket online
. The price ranges from $5 to $25 in $5 increments. Personally, I’m not sure if this is the best idea. With albums, you understand how much time, effort and creativity goes into such a creation. However, not a lot of people realize just how much goes behind a tour. There’s the gas, food, lodging, clothing, roadies, gear, etc… that is all unseen by the everyday concert goer.
What do you all think? Is this something that intrigues you or would you rather just pay a flat rate so you don’t have to think about it?
Tangents has teamed with AOL Radio to host a full album stream of their album, ‘One Little Light Year’. Tangents is Derek Kerswill (Ex-Unearth/Seemless) and Dave Witham (Of The Hour/Flat-12). Kerswill and Witham both say that some of their biggest influences with this album were Radiohead, Muse, Fiona Apple, Yes, Led Zeppelin, and many more. You can check out the album stream HERE.
AOL Radio today features “The Pieces Fall,” the first single from Boston-based rock duo Tangents as part of their free weekly “DownloadTuesday” series. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, One Little Light Year, set for nationwide release on October 26.
Tangents is not what most will expect musically from drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth/Seemless) and Dave Witham (Of the Hour/Flat-12). Kerswill’s musical diversity and rhythmic approach provides a solid foundation for the album, propelling the tracks forward with great intensity. Add to it the lush and organic sound of vocalist/guitarist Dave Witham and Tangents soars in the vein of Jeff Buckley, As Tall As Lions, even Radiohead. Witham’s magnificent voice rises over a spiraling sonic backdrop with dazzling control and splendor. The album’s ambitious songwriting creates the catchiest music either musician has released to date.
Italy’s experimental post-rock band, At The Soundawn, has teamed up with the AOL Radio Blog to offer fans a chance to download the opening track off the forthcoming album, Shifting. The captivating “Mudra: In Acceptance and Regret”, is now available for download HERE, while the song can be streamed on the band’s official MySpace page.