The album, which will be coming out through XL Recordings, was tipped on Thursday through the label's website. As Yorke explained in a statement, Atoms for Peace first got together to perform Eraser tracks live. "We got a big buzz from [the shows] and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music to live from electronic," he wrote, "and so afterwards carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two.. electronic and live."
There are no details about the album -- not even a name -- but Atoms for Peace did drop a new track on us. Called "Default," it's full of the anxious electronic beats that were featured heavily on The Eraser and in some of Radiohead's work as well. It's a moody and occasionally beautiful song, highlighted by Yorke's trademark soaring voice. Now we wait to see how the rest of the disc will sound.
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