Watch Atoms for Peace Go ‘Amok’ in Da Club
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich get deep into the groove at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge
The Atoms for Peace camp are still milking Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich’s stripped-down March 14 set at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, but we can’t really blame them. Tarik Barri’s frenetic visuals are beautiful, and the quality of these recordings is top notch. And while Atoms’ debut album Amok left us wanting for something a little more visceral, these videos give those staid songs fresh life. They initially blessed us with eight glorious minutes of “Default,” then 18 raucous minutes more comprising “Black Swan” and “Stuck Together Pieces.” Now we’ve got an extended version of the LP’s titular and closing track featuring a steady groove pounded out by Godrich and live vocals from Yorke. Fuzz and melody move in and out of the mix, and the guys ride out on a stuttering club beat.