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.