I was just killing some time this morning and wound up on Radiohead’s Blog only to find out that front man Thom Yorke is starting a new band!
Don’t worry he is not leaving Radiohead or anything. This is just a little side project of his that will play Yorke’s The Eraser live as well as some new material too. The band features Yorke, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (who has worked with Beck, Elliot Smith, and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco.
The nameless band will be playing two shows. Once on Oct. 4th and one on Oct. 5th in Los Angeles.
Thom Yorke posted the following:
in the past couple of weeks i’ve been getting a band together for fun to play the eraser stuff live and the new songs etc.. to see if it could work!
here’s a photo.. its me, joey waronker, mauro refosco, flea and nigel godrich.
at the beginning of october the 4th and 5th we are going to do a couple of shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
we don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz ..well …we haven’t got that much material yet!
but come and check it out if you are in the area. we’ve also got locals Lucky Dragons playing.
all the best
Just in case you have not heard any of Yorke’s solo material…