Atoms for Peace, 'Amok' (February 26th)
Thom Yorke's newest group established their chemistry together while rehearsing songs from the Radiohead frontman's 2006 solo album The Eraser for a set of live dates in 2009 and 2010. "It fell into this record," Yorke recently wrote. The band – Flea (bass), Nigel Godrich, (keyboards, guitar), Mauro Refosco (percussion), Joey Waronker (drums) – returned to the studio for this debut set of multi-layered jams and mind-bending electronic excursions. "It was about trying to get interesting grooves," Yorke recently told RS. "When we first hung out, we were at Flea's house. We got wasted, played pool and listened to Fela Kuti all night. It was that idea of trancing out."