Feb 282011

The blogosphere exploded a couple of weeks ago with the release of Radiohead‘s latest album, King of Limbs. Almost immediately on release, insta-reviews popped up everywhere with people boasting how many times they’ve already listened to the album. Robotonists even covered the full album within 24 hours!

Oakland-based Grand Lake skip all that, digging into Radiohead’s rather significant back catalogue. For their new album Leaves Ellipse, they covered OK Computer‘s “The Tourist.” They make the original sound direct and dense, slowing the languid track down even further and providing a sparse echo-laden instrumental backing. The Fleet Foxes-style harmonies provide a nice touch as well. Thom Yorke and the boys must be proud. Listen below.

MP3: Grand Lake – The Tourist (Radiohead cover)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Check out more Grand Lake on their
website or blog.

Cover Me is now on Patreon! If you love cover songs, we hope you will consider supporting us there with a small monthly subscription. There are a bunch of exclusive perks only for patrons: playlists, newsletters, downloads, discussions, polls - hell, tell us what song you would like to hear covered and we will make it happen. Learn more at Patreon.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>