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Nigel Godrich forms new band, Ultraísta

on May 09, 2012, 4:46pm

Ultraísta MAIN Nigel Godrich forms new band, Ultraísta

Radiohead producer/”sixth member” Nigel Godrich has a jam-packed career outside the band. He has produced for Beck, Paul McCartney, and, most recently, Here We Go Magic, and is a member of the Thom Yorke-led Atoms for Peace. Now, as Pitchfork points out, Godrich has joined forces with fellow Atoms for Peace member Joey Waronker and London artist Laura Bettison for a new project called Ultraísta.

The trio’s sole release thus far is a music video for “smalltalk”. Featuring electronically-distorted strings, the static-y hum of a centralized synth line, and Bettison vocalizing like part pop songbird, part electro diva, the track’s a true representation of its creator’s diverse backgrounds. Watch the clip below.

Stay tuned for more on the band’s upcoming release plans and subsequent material.

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