Thom Yorke, frontman of Radiohead, has now hit the road as part of a brief solo tour. The first show of which, at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, saw Yorke debut several previously unreleased songs during the set.
One is called "I'm a Very Rude Person," part of the musician's 15-piece setlist packed with new or unreleased tracks. The other is called "Saturdays." Plus, there's also "Two Feet Off the Ground," which hasn't been heard since a Rag & Bone runway show in 2015.
Among the unreleased tracks Yorke performed were "Impossible Knots," "Not the News," and "Traffic," as Consequence of Sound reports, per a printed setlist.
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A recording of the concert is available online via Periscope, while clips of Yorke performing "I Am A Very Rude Person" and "Two Feet Off the Ground" are below.
Yorke's solo albums only recently arrived on Spotify, including 2006's The Eraser and 2014's Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. Yorke, who has never been shy about his feelings toward music streaming services, had previously called Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," in addition to pulling off their music from Spotify library in 2013.
Protesting Spotify's business model, longtime producer of Radiohead's albums Nigel Godrich said:
"The music industry is being taken over by the back door... and if we don't try and make it fair for new music producers and artists... then the art will suffer. Make no mistake. These are all the same old industry bods trying to get a stranglehold on the delivery system..."
Yet Radiohead's entire music catalog was eventually brought over to the service, and Yorke's solo albums shortly thereafter.
Thom Yorke's Solo Tour
After hitting Los Angeles, Yorke will go on to perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California on Dec. 14. Then on Dec. 17, he will go to the Day For Night Festival in Houston, Texas, which will also feature acts such as Cardi B, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, James Blake, and a ton more.
This past October, Yorke announced plans to reissue Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, which was released exclusively via BitTorrent. Reissued copies became available in CD and Vinyl formats on Dec. 8, the same day the album returned to streaming services.
Yorke's band, Radiohead, released A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016, their latest album. It includes the singles "Burn the Witch" and "Daydreaming." It appeared in many publications' lists of the year's best albums and was nominated for the coveted Mercury Prize.