Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Dec 4th 2012 1:00PM by Jason MacNeil
Although there's little to go on from the band's official site aside from some snippets of sounds and Yorke's trademark wails, Yorke used Radiohead's site to flesh things out.
"The front will look like theez," Yorke said before a graphic of the album's black and white artwork is shown with the band name and album title. Amok features nine tracks including the closing title track, "Dropped," "Unless," "Stuck Together Pieces" and the album's opener "Before Your Very Eyes."
"It's a while to wait i know so i'm sure some other things will occur before then," Yorke wrote before explaining the band's lineup would be himself, producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, Beck's drummer Joey Waronker and Chili Peppers/David Byrne percussionist Mauro Refosco.
"We formed to learn to play The Eraser record (Yorke's solo album), if you don't know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that... and it fell into this record," he added. "I'm still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year!
"We're figuring all that out right now."
As for the side project's future, Yorke said "Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain .... which is what is nice about it."
A press release says Amok will be released in various formats including CD and LP with deluxe editions being released in both formats. A downloadable version is also planned. Artwork was created by longtime Torke collaborator Stanley Donwood.
As Yorke stated, Radiohead indeed had a busy touring year which wrapped up in mid-November in Australia. The joy of the live performances was obviously overshadowed by the tragedy at Toronto's Downsview Park last June when the stage collapsed hours before their show, killing their longtime friend and drum technician Scott Johnson.