Around two years ago, fans of Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers were delighted to find out that Thom Yorke and Flea had begun jamming together, alongside Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer). That was two years ago, and was about all that came from the project (titled Atoms for Peace) until now, with the dream team releasing a brand new single and suggesting a long-time rumoured album.
The single, which you can check out below, is called Default and has been handed down by the band as the tune that they’d most prefer fans to hear first. With a release date locked in of September 10, it’s looking as though the single will be followed closely by a full album, after Yorke confirmed that the energy was so great that the gang “decided to make it a loose, on-going thing”.
Using the Official Facebook page of his other side project, Dead Air Space, Yorke stated: “The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro, Joey, Nigel and Flea. 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. Immersed in the area between the two…electronic and live. The first tune we’d like you to hear is Default. A 12″ vinyl version will follow next month and an album will eventually follow that next year.”
The Eraser is the musician’s most recent solo EP, which has many similarities to Atoms for Peace.
Yorke was quick to justify to fans the two-year gap in tunage, revealing that “it’s not good enough yet,” according to Crave Online. He continued to explain that “[Me & Godrich] were excited about it for so long, then we kind of lost our way. So we’re taking some steps back.”
So stay tuned for the official release date, and also any more word on what would have to be one of the most-anticipated releases of the last few years. As legend would have it, it could be out as soon as this year. Also check out the Radiohead-eqsue album art above.