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Thom Yorke will hug you with nuclear arms

It was fun while it lasted; Thom Yorke's new side project was originally called "????" (perhaps acknowledging the general reaction to current Radiohead endeavors) but is now dubbed Atoms for Peace, after President Eisenhower's pro-nuclear energy speech to the United Nations in 1953. Thom Yorke, ever the optimist. His new outfit is comprised of longtime producer Nigel Godrich, Beck drummer Joey Waronker, drummer Mauro Refosco, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (!), and they run more electro-pop in the vein of LCD Soundsystem while still holding happily to Yorke's typically opaque oddities. And why not? He knows, and we know, that as dead disco as he wants to get, we'll still follow that falsetto anywhere.
Mon., April 5, 8 p.m.; Tue., April 6, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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