Label said image was 'just a photo of a detail from the screen printing room'
XL Recordings have denied that Atoms For Peace will be releasing new material after teasing fans by posting a “save the date” illustration on Instagram.
The label had sparked speculation about Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s side project after uploading the image, which was borrowed from an album cover by London band 11 Paranoias, yesterday. The image had “save the date” printed across it and featured the tagline “for the benefit of all mankind”.
According to The 405, XL have since said that it was “just a photo of a detail from the screen printing room in the XL office (the label often does limited runs of screen printed posters and record sleeves)”.
Atoms for Peace released their debut album ‘Amok’ in February 2013. Meanwhile, Radiohead are currently working on their new album. Last month, the band’s producer Nigel Godrich posted a picture of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood as they work on the record in the studio.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Yorke might have made $20 million from his solo album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’, which he released last September using new model BitTorrent Bundles. The album was downloaded 4.4 million times, making Yorke the most legally-downloaded BitTorrent artist in 2014.