Listen: Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace send ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ to trial

01.07.13 5 years ago

Your favorite song in 7/4 today has arrived. Thom Yorke and his supercrew Atoms For Peace have released another song off of new album “AMOK,” out on Feb. 26.

“Judge, Jury and Executioner” falls along the same vocal and lyrical lines we’re used to from the Radiohead frontman, with a much more tempered rhythm section. Think less lush, more urgency than Yorke’s other famous band.

The track — with its trippy visuals — arrives about the same time that the fellows of Atoms For Peace opened up to BBC Radio 1, about the future of live shows, what Yorke was doing with Jack White in Nashville and whether the group would play the Glastonbury music festival.

For one, the band can’t really tour until Flea has finished touring with his usual band Red Hot Chilil Peppers; they’re on the road until at least March 9. As for Glastonbury — June 26-30 — Yorke denied they were on the bill.

“No… [the band] won”t have got our sh*t together by then.”

Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker, on the other hand, were eager to confuse with: “Are you sure?” and “Maybe?”.

Yorke confirmed that, indeed, he was in the studio with Jack White over the summer in 2012. He teased some sort of collaboration with the Third Man label founder from the stage at Bonnaroo. He told BBC that he was the one to “direct” the music — not White — but made it clear there’s no way for us to know when the two songs will be out, and under what guise… he has to “pick up the kids from school first.”

“Jury, Judge and Executioner” will get a 12″ vinyl release on March 19, with exclusive non-LP B-side ‘S.A.D.’


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