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Exclusive Download: Blonds Revamp Radiohead's 'Talk Show Host'

New York duo put their own spin on 'Bends'-era b-side

March 13, 2012 9:00 AM ET
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Gina Shemtov

Click to listen to Blonds' 'Talk Show Host'

New York duo Blonds approached this cover of Radiohead's "Talk Show Host," a b-side from The Bends era best known for its inclusion on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack, with great caution. "'Talk Show Host' is my favorite Radiohead song, but Jordy [Asher] was apprehensive to cover it at first because of his immense respect for the band," says singer Cari Rae. "He said it was like attempting to play with perfection. I begged him for almost a month, and I'm happy to say my persistence paid off."

You can download the band's substantially reworked, yet still rather faithful, rendition of the song here.

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