Thom Yorke Debuts New Band In Los Angeles
Over the weekend Thom Yorke debuted his new band featuring Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck/R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, Forro in the Dark percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco and Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea. The group performed a "public rehearsal" at L.A.'s tiny Echoplex club on Friday (10/02) and put on their first official show last night (10/04) at L.A.'s Orpheum Theater. They play again tonight at the Orpheum. Tickets to Friday's "secret" gig sold out in minutes and were reportedly being scalped online for as much as $3,000.
Both shows began with the title track from Yorke's 2006 solo album The Eraser and went on to include the entire album in order. After almost an hour, both shows also featured Yorke performing a solo encore before bringing the band back for a number of new tunes.
10.02.09 :: Echoplex :: Los Angeles, CA
The Eraser, Analyse, The Clock, Black Swan, Skip Divided, Atoms for Peace, And It Rained All Night, Harrowdown Hill, Cymbal Rush
Encore I (Thom solo): Open the Floodgates, Lotus Flower, Skirting on the Surface, Judge, Jury, Executioner
Encore II (full band): Paperbag Writer, The Hollow Earth, Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses
10.04.09 :: Orpheum Theater :: Los Angeles, CA
The Eraser, Analyse, The Clock, Black Swan, Skip Divided, Atoms For Peace, And It Rained All Night, Harrowdown Hill, Cymbal Rush
Encore I (Thom solo): Lotus Flower (Moon Upon A Stick), Open The Floodgates, Super Collider
Encore II (full band): Paperbag Writer, Judge, Jury & Executioner, The Hollow Earth, Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses
Videos From Echoplex (10/02):
"Open the Floodgates"
"Skirting on the Surface"
"Judge, Jury & Executioner"
Video's From Orpheum Theater Night I (10/04):
"Lotus Flower (Moon Upon A Stick)"
This video is for "Open the Floodgates" and the unreleased Radiohead song "Super Collider":
Special thanks to ateaseweb.com for setlists and pointing us in the direction of the videos.