Ultraísta is the new project from famous Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer and producer Joey Waronker (both of whom play alongside Thom Yorke in Atoms For Peace), and London musician Laura Bettison. Godrich has worked with artists like Beck, Pavement, and Paul McCartney, and Waronker has worked with artists like Elliott Smith, R.E.M., and The Smashing Pumpkins. Amidst all of the news surrounding this new band, it’s hard to find much on Bettison, but it appears she performed at the Godiva Festival in 2006. At any rate, they’re a talented bunch, but that’s about all anyone knows right now.
They have one song out so far (and a video for it) – “Smalltalk”. Full of lush electronic instrumentation, excellent percussion (presumably from Waronker) and Bettison’s warm vocals, it looks like Ultraísta could be a band to watch. It’s also interesting to note that the band’s website has a link to download an acappella of Bettison’s vocals, so if you’re into the remix side of things, there’s that too.
Check “Smalltalk” out below.
Photo via the above video.