Nah, we’re not talking naked Radioheads (thank god, really). But just when you might’ve assumed Thom & Co. would run out of In Rainbows angles, they went ahead and created a website that allows you to upload your remix of new old single “Nude,” input info about it, create your own personalized widget, and watch with bated breath as folks vote away on the fruits of your GarageBand. As they explain it:
Via Radiohead Remix:
To make remixing easy, the separate ‘stems’* from the song are available to purchase from iTunes … The ‘stems’ available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. You can mix them in any way you like, either by adding your own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.
If you purchase all five ‘stems’ from iTunes during the first week they’re available, you’ll be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. However, you don’t need GarageBand to do a remix, all the stems are in iTunes Plus format and compatible with several music software platforms.
*’stems’ are the component parts of the song.
All cool on the “stems” definition? (iTunes is one of the contest’s sponsors, by the buy.) You can get more info and upload your work here. Voting ends 5/1 and, as they say, “Radiohead will listen to the best remixes.” Right now Holy Fuck is at #1. Maybe the slow-mo “Nude” video will inspire you to defeat them. So you know what you’re up against:
Of course, in the end, this is promotional — right, Trent? — so “they” also mention that the “‘Nude” single is out now in the UK on CD, 7″ and as a download via XL.