See that Radiohead lyric in the title? That’s my past two days. Work + House has reached absolute critical intellectual mass. Whatever that means.
I love Amanda Palmer, even if I don’t always love everything she does. When she said her next release would be an album of Radiohead covers on ukulele I was beyond skeptical.
The skepticism has ended – behold, her cover of “Idioteque,” released literally minutes ago.
I love it. I just love it. I’ve always loved the song, but the icy, withdrawn version on Kid A has never totally connected with me. Amanda’s sounds instantly familiar, as if it was the version I was hearing in my head all along.
For more on her upcoming album hit her “Idioteque” blog post; of note:
[buy “Idioteque for] a minimum donation of 40¢ (9¢ going to radiohead and the rest to paypal)
the album will be available … for a minimum donation of 84¢…some stuff i’d like you to know about that 84¢:
– 54¢ of it is going directly back into radiohead’s pockets (the cost of selling my covers of their songs)
– the remaining 30¢ will be going to paypal to cover the transaction fee
There is no physical release beyond a limited edition LP, and anything beyond the minimum donation for digital is 100% gross profit for Amanda, which will help her recoup her production costs.
Is this the new model of indie music? I hope so, as it’s exactly what I would do. I guess we’ll see soon enough.