Thom Yorke

New Thom Yorke Limited Edition 7″ Single “All for the Best”

All for the BestAs reported earlier, Thom Yorke is contributing to Ciao My Shining Star, a tribute to Mark Mulcahy, the former Miracle Legion frontman. Mulcahy’s wife Melissa, died suddenly last September and the proceeds from this album will go to Mark to help him continue his career while also raising his 3-year-old twin daughters.

The album features 21 exclusive tracks from, among others, Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Dinosaur Jr, Mercury Rev, The National, Frank Black, Frank Turner, Vic Chesnutt, Josh Rouse, and Thom’s younger brother, Andy Yorke (Unbelievable Truth).  In addition, a further 20 tracks will be made available digitally to promote the album from artists including AC Newman, Buffalo Tom and Laura Veirs.

Thom Yorke’s track, “All for the Best”, will be released as a strictly limited 7″ single – limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. The b-side will be Mulcahy’s “Ciao My Shining Star.”

Here’s the track to listen in case you haven’t heard it yet:

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A. Thom Yorke – All For The Best
B. Mark Mulcahy – Ciao My Shining Star

To pre-order the 7″ single, head on over to

Thom Yorke

New Thom Yorke track: “All for the Best”

Ciao My Shining Star

Stereogum has the premiere of the new song, “All for the Best”, that Thom covered for the Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy tribute album. You may remember us reporting about this a few weeks back.

We’ve been told that Thom’s brother, in addition to having his own track on the album under his band Unbelievable Truth, provides the backing vocals for “All for the Best.” Correct us if we’re wrong, but this is the first time the two brothers have ever recorded a song together.

To hear the track, head on over to Stereogum.

The album is out on 9/29. Here’s the tracklist:

01 Thom Yorke – “All For The Best”
02 The National – “Ashamed Of The Story I Told”
03 Michael Stipe – “Everything’s Coming Undone”
04 David Berkeley – “Loves The Only Thing That Shuts Me Up”
05 Dinosaur Jr. – “The Backyard”
06 Chris Harford & Mr Ray Neal – “Micon The Icon”
07 Frank Black – “Bill Jocko”
08 Vic Chesnutt – “Little Man”
09 Unbelievable Truth – “Ciao My Shining Star”
10 Butterflies Of Love – “I Have Patience”
11 Chris Collingwood (Fountains Of Wayne) – “Cookie Jar”
12 Frank Turner – “The Quiet One”
13 Rocket From The Tombs – “In Pursuit Of Your Happiness”
14 Ben Kweller – “Wake Up Whispering”
15 Josh Rouse – “I Woke Up In The Mayflower”
16 Autumn Defense – “Paradise”
17 Hayden -“Happy Birthday Yesterday”
18 Juliana Hatfield – “We’re Not In Charleston Anymore”
19 Mercury Rev – “Sailors And Animals”
20 Elvis Perkins – “She Watches Over Me”
21 Sean Watkins – “A World Away From This One”

UPDATE: Thom confirmed on DAS today that he did record it with Andy. Speaking of Andy, did you know he has a solo album out? It’s called Simple and can be purchased on iTunes.