Atoms for Peace—the supergroup composed of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck and R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, and the Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco from Forro in the Dark—brought its heavy rhythms to the George Mason Patriot Center last night.
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Yes, "Teenage Dream" is a damn catchy song. The vocal triplets in the bubblegum chorus take you back to your uninhibited youth and instantly remind you of less-jaded years. You heard it for the first time in your girlfriend's car a while back, and it was stuck in your head for weeks. Naturally, you later [...]
Hello! Pazz & Jop! The annual critics' poll organized by the Village Voice went online yesterday, and nothing about the main lists should surprise you: Animal Collective and Phoenix topped the albums list; Jay-Z (and Animal Collective and Phoenix) topped the single list. A number of City Paper staffers and contributers submitted Pazz & Jop ballots. [...]
Julian Casablancas: “11th Dimension”
As frontman for The Strokes, Julian Casablancas rocked. Left to his own devices, however, he prefers to shake his coconuts. Garnished with blaring synths and thudding electronic drums, "11th Dimension"—from the singer's upcoming solo LP, Phrazes For The Young—is clubbier than a box of Larry Levan's underpants. But Casablancas sounds perfectly at [...]
It’s Christmas in August for Radiohead fans. Pitchfork reported yesterday that yet another new Radiohead track has hit the Internet, the second in a week!
The first—“Henry Patch (in memory of),” a paean to the eponymous last British World War I veteran, who died in July—was announced on the band’s Web site and covered widely [...]
Thom Yorke: "All For The Best (Marc Mulcahy Cover)"
The original version of this song was pretty stripped down to begin with, but Yorke's cover–drawn from a benefit/tribute album dedicated to Mulcahy–is, unsurprisingly, even darker and emptier. With little but the bare shuddering of an emaciated drum machine and his own layered voice Yorke converts Mulcahy's [...]