Thom Yorke announces new album ANIMA, Paul Thomas Anderson-directed short film, world tour all at once

Thom Yorke announces new album ANIMA, Paul Thomas Anderson-directed short film, world tour all at once
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Hey, Radiohead-heads! Put down that toilet paper, ‘cause I’ve got a word-of-the-day for you right here:

anima noun
an·i·ma | \ ˈa-nə-mə \

Definition of anima: an individual’s true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct

also: an inner feminine part of the male personality
compare ANIMUS, PERSONA

You learn something new every day! Coincidentally, you’re also about to learn about Thom Yorke’s new album ANIMA! It’s produced by Nigel Goodrich (duh) and out digitally via XL on June 27!

Yorke’s new album follows his soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake from last year and features songs that premiered as a part of Yorke, Goodrich, and Tarik Barri’s performances as Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (also the title of Yorke’s 2014 solo album). The physical release of ANIMA, which will hit CD and vinyl in various bundles and limited edition sets, is slated for July 19.

But wait, there’s more! Global media supergiant Netflix has lustfully swallowed Yorke and Acclaimed Film Director™ Paul Thomas Anderson in its ceaseless hunger for prestige entertainment, and out of its putrid maw comes a new short film, also titled ANIMA and also out June 27! It features three tracks from the album and is described an exorbitant amount of times in the press release as a “one-reeler.” Watch a trailer below, half of which is just covered in Netflix logos! (As we all will be in 10 years’ time.)

Pre-order, pre-add, and pre-save (which are all terms we’re using now) ANIMA (the album) here, and check out the tracklisting and new tour dates for Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes below. Who knows? Maybe you’ll hear some cuts off of Thom Yorke’s forthcoming 2024 album!


ANIMA tracklisting:

01. Traffic
02. Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)
03. Twist
04. Dawn Chorus
05. I Am A Very Rude Person
06. Not The News
07. The Axe
08. Impossible Knots
09. Runwayaway
10. (Ladies & Gentlemen, Thank You for Coming) [vinyl-exclusive bonus track]

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour (for tomorrow):

07.02.19 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
07.03.19 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
07.04.19 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.06.19 - Ewijk, Netherlands - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
07.07.19 - Paris, France - Philharmonie de Paris, Days Off Festival
07.08.19 - Paris, France - Philharmonie de Paris, Days Off Festival
07.11.19 - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
07.13.19 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
07.16.19 - Barolo, Italy - Collisioni Festival
07.17.19 - Codroipo, Italy - Villa Manin
07.18.19 - Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello
07.20.19 - Perugia, Italy - Arena Santa Giuliana, Umbria Jazz Festival
07.21.19 - Rome, Italy - Roma Summer Fest, Cavea
07.26.19 - Yuzawa-Cho, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
07.28.19 - Seoul, South Korea - Olympic Hall
09.26.19 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
09.27.19 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
09.28.19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
09.30.19 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
10.04.19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10.06.19 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10.09.19 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
10.11.19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10.18.19 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10.20.19 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
10.21.19 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
10.22.19 - Portland, OR - The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10.25.19 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
10.26.19 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
10.29.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

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