Update: XL Recordings have revealed the deluxe edition packaging for Atoms for Peace’s forthcoming debut album, Amok. Check it out in gif form below.
Naturally, the build-up to the release of the Thom Yorke/Nigel Godrich/Flea/Joey Waronker/Maouro Refosco project Atoms for Peace‘s debut album has been marked by relative mystery.
Now, if you scroll through the Stanley Donwood-designed landscape on Atoms for Peace’s website, you’ll find a grim-looking little man wearing a black hooded jacket in a rowing boat; when clicked, he reveals a live video of the band performing “Judge Jury and Executioner” at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival.
Rather than spoil your fun by posting it here, scroll along yourself to unearth the clip, and watch a Tarik Barri-designed visual for the song below.Update: That’s the single artwork above. It will be released on 12″ vinyl accompanied by the B-side “S.A.D.” on March 19.
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich just dropped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, where they premiered the new single from the Atoms for Peace project, “Judge Jury and Executioner”. It’s off their album Amok, which is out February 25 in the UK and February 26 in the U.S. via XL Recordings.
Atoms for Peace also features the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco. Talking with Lowe, Yorke and Godrich said that they don’t have any shows planned at the moment, but they’re considering a European tour. They hinted that members of the group will probably play Glastonbury in some capacity. But according to Yorke, the full band “won’t have our shit together by then.”
As for that Radiohead stuff recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studio, Yorke said it will be released eventually, “but I have to pick the kids up from school first.”
The single is available for purchase on iTunes starting at midnight UK time or offered as a free download for those who pre-order the album.
There’s also an accompanying visual for the track, with imagery by Tarik Barri. See below: