One of the more interesting reversals in rock came in 2009 when Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke took to the stage for an encore during a solo show at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Performing mainly songs off his Erasure album, Yorke was joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. What made this particular moment noteworthy was the usually modest Yorke, bare-chested in an unbuttoned flannel shirt, while Flea, a man who stage get-up usually involves little more than tighty-whiteys looked positively formal in t-shirt and jeans.
Since that evening, Yorke’s vague unnamed project has gotten a moniker, Atoms For Peace, and has prepared a full album, AMOK, which comes out next week on XL Recordings. And as per usual these days, you can stream the album seven days early, right after you click the jump.