August 22, 2010

“Idioteque” is hands down my favorite Radiohead song, and as cliched as you may call me for choosing it, you can’t deny the originality of the instrumentation and the absolutely haunting feel of both Thom Yorke’s vocals and the droning synths. I bring all of this up not to post some new Radiohead (which would cause serious site traffic, so maybe i should), but rather to introduce Amanda Palmer, a lovely young lady of The Dresden Dolls fame who has taken up the task of covering a bunch of Radiohead tracks on her magical ukelele. Her newest album, entitled Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukelele (original huh?), is alllmooosttt as unique as the songs in the first place, and she somehow finds a way to balance the creepiness of Radiohead with the musicianship of Zach Condon. Check out her reworking of “Idioteque” and pick up her EP for the staggeringly low price of 84 cents here.

MP3: Amanda Palmer – “Idioteque”