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Amanda Palmer to release Radiohead Covers EP

by Jonathan on May 26, 2010

Amanda PalmerEx-Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer probably thought to herself, “Hey, Regina Spektor is covering Radiohead, I should too!” Okay, probably not. Anyway, there’s no denying that people love to cover Radiohead songs and Palmer is no different. In an email to her fans, she wrote:

“iā€™m going to unveil my NEW ALBUM PROJECT, which *might* be an EP, and it *might* be an EP of radiohead songs, and i *might* be playing those radiohead songs on a magical instrument like, oh, a little ukulele.”

Rumor has it that the EP should be slated for a Summer release. In the meantime, check out videos of her covering “Exit Music (For a Film),” “Creep,” and “Fake Plastic Trees” after the jump.

(via TwentyFourBit)

See the videos…

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OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer

by Jonathan on July 11, 2007

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Stereogum has put up a covers compilation album called OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer where they asked various artists to record a song from the legendary OK Computer album.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer we’ve asked some of our favorite musicians to participate in a song-by-song covers compilation. Indicative of the album’s continued importance, each invitee jumped at the chance; the results are personal, intense, tellingly various. Slow down, dig in, enjoy. But note: we did this all legal and everything, so we can’t keep these up forever…get ’em before someone else does. Ambition makes you look pretty.

Here’s the tracklist:
Doveman – “Airbag”
Slaraffenland – “Paranoid Android”
Mobius Band – “Subterranean Homesick Alien”
Vampire Weekend – “Exit Music (For a Film)”
David Bazan’s Black Cloud – “Let Down”
John Vanderslice – “Karma Police”
Samson Dalonoga feat. The Found Sound Orchestra – “Fitter Happier”
Cold War Kids – “Electioneering”
The Twilight Sad – “Climbing Up the Walls”
Marissa Nadler feat. Black Hole Infinity – “No Surprises”
My Brightest Diamond – “Lucky”
Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble – “The Tourist”

Go here to download the tracks: http://www.stereogum.com/okx/.

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