Atoms for Peace Talk Flea's Thom Yorke Fanboydom on 'Daily Show'

'Amok' crew played 'Default' and Yorke's 'Eraser' highlight 'Harrowdown Hill'

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Atoms for Peace have been around for while now, but they've only just made their television debut. The two highest-profile members, Thom Yorke and Flea, recounted just how they came together in a September 25 interview on The Daily Show. "I received an email from Thom," Flea recalled to host Jon Stewart. "And I went and danced around the house like an unhinged animal for about an hour, screaming and yelling, 'Thom Yorke wants me to play with him! Aahh!' And then I wrote back and said, 'Oh, I'd be delighted.'"

The full band then went Amok on the talk show stage, performing their "Default" single and "Harrowdown Hill," a track off of Yorke's 2006 solo album The Eraser. Watch the interview segment above and catch the live performances — which were jittery yet loose, funky but buzzy — below. To catch another batch of icons commandeering a Comedy Central property, check out Metallica's recent appearance on The Colbert Report.

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