By: Spacelab Research Staff
There's nothing like the freshness of a new band that's defining its groove minute-by minute right in front of your eyes. This is the case with Thom Yorke's new band, which includes Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco. They've just performed new material at the Echoplex in Los Angeles on October 3rd, and will also perform in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre on October 4th and 5th.
The performance seems to have gone over amazingly well, providing a wave of unexpected excitement in an already jaded and been-there-heard-that world known as today's independent music scene. Everything this guy touches seems to scream musical magnetism. Watch the videos and decide for yourself.
The show's audience included peeps like Kim Gordon, Rosanna Marquette, Ellen Page, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Spike Jones, and (supposedly) Daft Punk. Tickets went as high as $3000 for a show that sold out in minutes.
"... at Friday night's debut of his still-unnamed solo-project/ensemble at the Decouple, he [Thom Yorke] moved like Busby Berkeley at the end of days -- jerky robot twitches, stoned head-rolls, teenage sock-hop bouncing. For a man who leads what's likely to be the last rock band considered the best and best-selling at the same time, there was a sense of a previously untapped emotion in the onstage performance: Joy," reads the LA Times review of the show.
"these shows will both confirm and upend a lot of what you think about Radiohead and Yorke as a writer-arranger. He's still nudging the outer limits of what a rock band is capable of today, but by turning to some basic, downright sexy beat-making and gleeful witch-doctor arrangements," they went on to say.
Thom Yorke: Echoplex Set List:
Atoms For Peace
And It Rained All Night
Open The Floodgates
Skirting On The Surface
Judge, Jury, Executioner
The Hollow Earth
Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses