“Subterranean Homesick Alien” by School of Seven Bells
Originally by Radiohead
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.
Revolving around Ryan Adams’ cover of the classic Oasis song, “Wonderwall,” this new remix produced by Inspired Flight incorporates multiple Radiohead songs and music from Bob Marley, Postal Service, Morcheeba, Simian, and Blur. This tribute to some of Inspired Flight’s favorite artists is achingly beautiful, emotionally intense, and manipulates the songs used to create a very original piece of music.
Paranoid Android by Sia originally by Radiohead (via Punkreas.org)
I really love how this cover is stripped-down. The cello and piano instrumentation paired with Sia’s voice gives the song a different kind of haunting quality, especially when the choir comes in toward the back-end. Radiohead covers may be easy to come by, but they’re difficult to execute well—however, Sia and company do a great job. —NJ