"Morning Mr. Magpie" by Radiohead // Live on Austin City Limits (2012)
The PBS series, "Austin City Limits" will soon return with a series of excellent performances from a wide variety of bands, and included in this years line-up is a series performance by Radiohead. Now, everyone should love a good shot at seeing Radiohead do what they do best in lovely hi-def video shot by the always reliable team over at ACL, so here is a performance of “Morning Mr. Magpie” featuring Thom’s new pony.
* The Radiohead episode of ACL debuts on October 6th.
"Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead Cover)" by Stumbleine (feat. CoMa) // The Night Before EP (2012)
Stumbleine have a very particular sound - fractured beats and pretty, hushed vocals over warped samples and ethereal soundscapes - so it’s fairly safe to say that they would have an interesting DNA to be covering Radiohead. “Interesting” is underselling it though, as they’ve taken a classic like “Fake Plastic Trees” and spun it around into a dreamy, sci-fi lullaby that is both similar enough to the original as to not be lost completely while also cutting itself a new path that is absolutely enchanting. It’s not always easy to cover one of the most respected bands in the world, but here Stumbleine handle it with absolute grace. Gorgeous and a must listen for fans of both bands.
School of Seven Bells - Subterranean Homesick Alien
"Subterranean Homesick Alien" by School of Seven Bells // Musik Express Tribute to OK Computer (2012)
For the 15th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking album, OK Computer, German magazine Musik Express have compiled a special tribute album by gathering artists to cover each track. The tribute features contributions from Hooray for Earth, Ada, Diagrams, Austra, School of Seven Bells, and many more. Here is a taster of “Subterranean Homesick Alien” as performed by electro shoegazers School of Seven Bells. It’s a hazy dream pop take on the original which swaps out live drums for a skittish beat and ethereal synths. Highly recommended.
"Give Up the Ghost" by Radiohead // Live at Bonnaroo 2012 (6.8.12)
Hard not to want to crawl inside of this song and live for days. I’ve always preferred the live versions of this song, especially the ones performed solo on the Atoms for Peace tour a couple of years back, but this is an exceptional performance from this weekend’s Bonnaroo.
"The One I Love / Everything In It’s Right Place" by Radiohead // Live in Japan (10.5.08)
It’s a slow weekend and I felt like breaking into some of the old tracks that I hadn’t listened to in a while. While doing so, I stumbled across this soundboard recording of Radiohead mixing R.E.M.s “The One I Love” with “Everything in it’s Right Place” and it certainly has been a few years since I laid back and fell in love with this, so why not share it on the main page until I discover something fresh and new to share.
* Interesting side note: Radiohead being my favorite band, the first time I ever saw them live was while they were opening for R.E.M.
Thom Yorke is saying that the band is heading back into the studio in December to start work on new music. Hot damn. I love it when they have quick turnaround between albums. He also had this to say:
"It would be fun to have them ready when we go to play next year. I don’t know how we would release them. It would be nice to make it all part of the flow and just enjoy it – not think about it too much.”
"Give Up the Ghost" by Radiohead // Live on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood stopped by Jimmy Fallon to perform a haunting rendition of the standout track from The King of Limbs. As per usual, they turned out something stunned and wonderful. Give it a watch in the event you missed it last night.
"Staircase" by Radiohead // Live From the Basement
What an absolutely pleasant surprise. I mean, the absolute best kind of surprise. A brilliant new Radiohead track from the forthcoming From the Basement: The King of Limbs session. It’s a dark, hypnotic track that actually feels a bit more In Rainbows than TKOL. It’s pretty fucking incredible.