After a week of piqued curiosity and feverish rumors, it has been confirmed that Thom Yorke’s next solo album ‘ANIMA’ will be released next week, June 27, on XL. He crafted this dystopian ode with Radiohead’s longtime producer, Nigel Godrich.
The theme for the LP was initially teased during an interview with Crack Magazine, before mysterious advertisements appeared across the globe for a company called “ANIMA Technologies” claiming to be able to “get your dreams back.”
In addition to the album, Yorke has collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson to produce a “one-reeler” to accompany the release. In a one minute teaser, Yorke defines the form as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.” Three tracks from ‘ANIMA’ will be the audio accompaniment to the one-reeler, which will be released on Netflix on June 27 as well.
A sneak peek of the one-reeler will be played in select IMAX Theaters on June 26. Fans can sign up to receive free tickets to one of the showings here.
The digital record features nine songs, with bonus track ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank You for Coming’ on the 12” vinyl release. Yorke’s last studio LP, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’, came out in 2014, making this latest EP his first solo project in five years. Yorke will be starting an international tour in early-July. See below for dates and details.
‘ANIMA’ is available for preorder here.
02 Last I Heard (...He Was Circling the Drain)
04 Dawn Chorus
05 I Am a Very Rude Person
06 Not the News
07 The Axe
08 Impossible Knots
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07-11 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
07-16 Barolo, Italy - Collisioni Festival
07-17 Codroipo, Italy - Villa Manin
07-18 Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello
07-20 Perugia, Italy - Arena Santa Giuliana, Umbria Jazz Festival
07-21 Rome, Italy - Roma Summer Fest, Cavea
07-26 Yuzawa-Cho, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
07-28 Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Hall
09-26 Laval, Quebec - Place Bell
09-27 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena
09-29 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
09-30 Columbus, OH - Express Live
10-04 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10-06 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10-09 New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
10-11 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10-18 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10-20 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
10-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum
10-22 Portland, OR - The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10-25 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
10-26 Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
10-29 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
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