When Radiohead's Thom Yorke began collaborating with bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and producer Nigel Godrich on a project called Atoms for Peace in late 2009, critics raised their eyebrows. Yet despite the notorious failures of so many ill-advised supergroups (Oysterhead, anyone?), the recently released Atoms For Peace debut, "Amok," was (mostly) a success, filled with Yorke's paranoid vocals and skittering beats.


Atoms For Peace, courtesy of XL Recordings, is Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker (of Beck & R.E.M.) and Mauro Refosco.

D.C. area fans will have a chance to see the group's stage up close when the band performs at the Patriot Center on Sept. 30. Tickets ($39-$59) go on sale Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.