Atoms for Peace – the electro-rock supergroup that includes Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Flea – released a new single on iTunes yesterday called “Default.” It’s a complicated track: over a drum pattern that skips and skitters, the synths swell to near-seismic levels while retaining a calm that matches Yorke’s ever-haunting croon.
The group first got together a few years ago for a handful of live shows. “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,” Yorke says in a statement. “Immersed in the area between the two . . . electronic and live.”
You can pick up the track at iTunes or stream it over at We All Want Someone to Shout For. XL Recordings will officially release the single on September 10th. Atoms for Peace plan to release a full-length album sometime in 2013.