Atoms for Peace "Default" (live on The Daily Show, 9/15/13)
Atoms for Peace fans as well as fans of Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were in for a treat last night when the group formed by Thom Yorke with Flea on bass stopped by the Daily Show on Comedy Central last night for both an interview and performance in which they did killer sounding live versions of the songs tracks "Default" (latest single off the band's current album Amok that was released back in February of this year by XL Recordings and for which the current tour is in support of), and "Harrowdown Hill" (off Thom Yorke's solo album The Eraser from 2006, also on XL). Last night's performance was the first US set by the side-project supergroup originally formed four years ago in LA when they performed publicly for the very first time at the Echoplex in Los Angeles in early October, 2009.
The US leg of the band's current world tour officially begins tomorrow, Friday September 27th, in New York City when Atoms for Peace play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (8pm show tix and info here). Other upcoming select dates around the US over the coming weeks will include two SoCal dates: Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday October 16th (tix here), and Santa Barbara Bowl on Thursday October 17th (tix here). In the interview clip (below) from last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart Yorke lauds Flea for his unique gift of playing the bass like a lead guitar, discusses how the band initially formed, how they each can balance their various musical projects, and how they gel as musicians from two different background playing together.