Seriously, Radiohead? Is This the Best You Can Do?

Thom Yorke feels particularly at home when bathed in blue light.Photo: Rahav Segev / Retna

The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Radiohead, A Bit of Tape From the Studio
Over the weekend, Radiohead updated their Website with these second-long clips from their forthcoming album, which is a completely acceptable way to thank fans who’ve been waiting more than four years for new material. [A Reminder]

2. Interpol, “The Scale”
The audio quality isn’t very good, but this MP3 sounds just enough like Joy Division to make us believe it’s Interpol. [Dead Flowers]

3. The White Stripes, “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie cover)
The best part of this pre-fame live recording by the White Stripes is the guitar solo. But the second-best part is the audience member standing near the microphone who thinks Jack White “sounds like a weirdo.” [You Ain’t No Picasso]

4. Beirut, “Knife” (Grizzly Bear cover)
Now if Arcade Fire would just cover Animal Collective, Brooklyn Vegan could take the rest of the week off. [Stereogum]

5. LL Cool J feat. Kool G. Rap, Mobb Deep, 50 Cent, and Tony Yayo, “Queens”
LL Cool J pays tribute to New York’s second-most-populous borough by cramming six rappers into one vocal booth. [Nah Right]
—Lane Brown

Seriously, Radiohead? Is This the Best You Can Do?