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Thom Yorke Says Recording Atoms for Peace's Debut Album, Amok, Was a "Form of Madness"

Image courtesy of Caitlin Mogridge/Redferns (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Caitlin Mogridge/Redferns (via ABC News Radio)

Atoms for Peace , the side project of Radiohead 's Thom Yorke and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers , recently announced that they’ll be dropping their debut album, Amok , next year. Yorke says that while the band didn’t have anything written before heading into the studio to make the forthcoming album,  they wound up creating more tracks than they needed for the release.

“It was a form of madness,” the singer tells Rolling Stone . “We'd go in at midday and pretty much work through to 10. We were playing all the time. It was bonkers.”

Yorke adds that fans can expect Amok to be heavily influenced by electronic music. "One of the things we were most excited about was ending up with a record where you weren't quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends,” he explains. “But the best tunes I dance to always have at least one good vocal idea. There's no such thing, to me, as a good tune with no vocals."

Amok will be available at all digital retailers on January 28, 2013. Yorke hopes to hit the road with the band to promote the album sometime after it's released.

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