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Thom Yorke to perform with new band again next year

October 6, 2009 |  3:15 pm

During Thom Yorke's last of three shows in Los Angeles, the Radiohead frontman announced that his new, as-yet-unnamed side group, featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, would be back.

While the marquee above the entrance to the Orpheum, where they played two shows following a sort of rehearsal performance at the Echoplex on Friday, listed the headliners as six question marks, Yorke at least answered one question Monday night.

Just before launching into the last song of the second encore, Yorke expressed regret that the string of unexpected concerts was about to end.

"We're going to do this again next year some time," Yorke said to a thunder of applause.

Does that mean another group of L.A. shows? A tour? In classic Yorke fashion, nobody knows.

In the meantime, he has left us with a pair of new songs, which were posted to digital stores, including iTunes, today. Clearly not to be confined by the conventions of spacing, the single is called "FeelingPulledApartByHorses," which also includes "TheHollowEarth" -- a studio recording of a song Yorke and Co. played live during the last three shows.

-- Mark Milian

Related: Live review: Thom Yorke at the Orpheum Theatre

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