September 30, 2009
Thom Yorke's New Band In LA!
Thom Yorke has announced on Dead Air Space (the Radiohead blog LINK) that he has formed a new band (!) to play his Eraser solo material and the new material that has been coming out over the past few months (and peppered all over this blog)! The new band (pictured above) includes longtime producer, Nigel Godrich and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (crazy!) among others. On top of all of this, they have decided to play their first two shows in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre downtown THIS Sunday and Monday. This is a lot for me to take in. I am heading to both shows and will follow-up with a concert review and some footage. I imagine this will be the start of some sort of tour with the new band so for prep for those in LA and elsewhere listen to highlights from The Eraser on the Lala playlist in the upper right hand side. For those unfamiliar "Cymbal Rush" is a brilliant piano driven epic accented with Kid A esque electronic pulses - it has been a staple of Radiohead live performances of late. The title track, "The Eraser" LINK is a true highlight and demonstrative of the album's concept - focus on the uniqueness and beauty of Yorke's falsetto.
Check out his new stuff, "Pulled Apart By Horses", etc. in the post below and the brilliant cover "All For The Best" in previous post HERE is as well.
There also may be a "secret" show at Echoplex on Friday night - will keep you posted.
Enjoy and (hopefully) see you at the shows,