Thom Yorke announces new album 'ANIMA' to release next week

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.

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.


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

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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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