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Coachella: Day Three 04/18/10

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The 2010 Coachella Music and Arts Festival capped off to a rather anticlimactic ending on Sunday night, with the standout performance of Atoms For Peace ending well before the rest of the festival did.

Thom Yorke’s new band, Atoms For Peace, played his solo album The Eraser in its entirety as well as a few other songs. They opened with title track, “The Eraser,” and played other songs in new arrangements. Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea, joined in a whacked-out dance battle, and the crowd cheered as they let their contorted dance rituals take control of their bodies. They served as examples to the audience of how this music should be responded to, and the massive crowd followed suit. “You’ve had a long weekend. You need to freak out. Freak ooouut,” the Radiohead singer said as he opened his eyes wide for effect.