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Thom Yorke Shares New Song “Daily Battles” (Plus Listen to Wynton Marsalis Version)

From the Soundtrack to Edward Norton’s Upcoming Film Motherless Brooklyn

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A new song by Thom Yorke of Radiohead, “Daily Battles,” has been shared, as has an instrumental version of the song by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Both versions were recorded for Motherless Brooklyn, an upcoming film written, produced, directed by, and starring Edward Norton. Yorke’s version features Flea. Marsalis’ version features Joe Farnsworth, Russell Hall, Isaiah J. Thompson, and Jerry Weldon. Both tracks will be released together on a 7-inch on October 4. Check them out below, via Rolling Stone.

Motherless Brooklyn is based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel of the same name. Norton stars as Lionel Essrog, a private investigator with Tourette syndrome in 1950s New York. The plot revolves around Essrog attempting to solve the mystery of the murder of his mentor, Frank Minna (played by Bruce Willis). The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale, Fisher Stevens, and Cherry Jones. The film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month, before getting a wide release on November 1st. Norton personally asked Yorke to contribute a song to the soundtrack. Norton previously directed the 2000 romantic comedy Keeping the Faith.

Yorke released a new solo album, ANIMA, back in June via XL (stream it here). Earlier this month he released Not the News, a new remix EP featuring four remixes of ANIMA‘s “Not the News” (check it out here).

ANIMA was accompanied by short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, a “one-reeler” set to three tracks from the album, and you can watch that over at Netflix now.

Once ANIMA was released (only a few days after being announced), two of its songs, “Twist” and “The Axe,” made our Songs of the Week list at #1 and #2 respectively.

ANIMA was written by Yorke and produced by longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich. It includes songs previously debuted live during the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes performances. The physical version is available on “CD, black double vinyl, limited edition orange double vinyl, and a deluxe 180g heavyweight orange double vinyl which includes a 40-page book of lyrics, and pencil drawings by Stanley Donwood and Dr Tchock.”

Yorke also has some upcoming North American tour dates and those are below again. The electronic shows will be with his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes band (Yorke, Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri) and go down this September and October.

Last year Yorke scored his first feature film, Suspiria, and the soundtrack, Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film), was released last fall via XL.

Thom Yorke Tour Dates:


26th - Laval, Quebec - Place Bell
27th - Toronto - Scotiabank Arena
28th - Pittsburgh - Stage AE
30th - Columbus - Express Live!


4th - Austin - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Zilker Park
6th - Atlanta - Fox Theatre
9th - New Orleans - Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
11th - Austin - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Zilker Park
18th - Berkeley - Greek Theatre
20th - Seattle - Paramount Theatre [sold out]
21st - Vancouver - Orpheum [sold out]
22nd - Portland - The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall [sold out]
25th - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Bowl
26th - Las Vegas - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
29th - Los Angeles - Greek Theatre [sold out]
30th - Los Angeles - Greek Theatre

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