Thom Yorke hints at location with a tweet and emoticon
Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes
Atoms for Peace have hidden a video for their song “Before Your Very Eyes . . .” on their website. Frontman Thom Yorke tweeted a hint to the video’s location yesterday afternoon following the group’s appearance this week at the Hollywood Bowl. “Aaah Blinkin’ Hollywood,” he wrote, punctuated with a smiley emoticon. “Thanks to everyone who came last night.” He then included a link to the group’s website.
The clip can be accessed after scrolling right and clicking the “Hollywood” sign, which indeed blinks. It then starts a download containing a PDF and link to the video, viewable here.
The video, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang (Björk, Sigur Rós), starts off with an undulating landscape to complement the dense percussion of the track, which leads off Atoms for Peace’s debut LP Amok. Eventually, a sepia-toned Yorke emerges from the mire, minus a good portion of his forehead. Things get far more colorful after that.
It’s another part of what has become a very busy year for the group, which formed in 2009 but didn’t release a full-length until this past February. In July, they took a stand against Spotify, removing their works from the streaming service, claiming it was “bad for new music.” A few months later, the group began an arena tour, which kicked off at Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center. And most recently, Atoms for Peace released a video of their complete performance at Austin City Limits Festival.