OKX: B-Sides

By Stereogum / July 13, 2007 - 5:47 pm

If you checked the ID3 tags of our song-for-song cover of OK Computer, you saw a note promising b-sides. And indeed, we’ve got a couple. But first: we’re glad so many of you enjoyed what you heard! Although, this being Stereogum, our first commenter has “never been much of a fan of ‘OK Computer.'” Of course.

For the rest of you we’ve got Northern State’s take on “No Surprises.” The Strong Island trio took our ears by surprise with the sweet, Luscious Jackson-y “Away Away” earlier this year, and in that spirit the Tegan & Sara tour partners get their harmonies on with a faithful take on OKC track 10. (Marissa beat Hesta Prynn in our Over The Top-style indie-rock arm wrestling tourney, so Miss Nadler got first download privileges.)

Northern State – “No Surprises” (MP3)

Next week we’ll give ya a true b-side: a cover of a tune from the Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP.

Refresh here all weekend long for reports from the 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival, and — if we’re lucky — fashion tips from Bradford Cox.