Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Amanda Palmer covers The Double Rainbow Song all the way!

Yesterday marked the release of Amanda Palmer's all-ukulele album of Radiohead covers, which you can buy directly from her bandcamp site for as little as 84 cents for the whole thing!

1. Fake Plastic Trees
2. High and Dry
3. No Surprises
4. Idioteque
5. Creep (Hungover at Soundcheck in Berlin)
6. Exit Music (For a Film)
7. Creep (Live in Prague)

She also had a webcast release party during which performed a rousing piano cover of everyone's second favourite song about rainbows. Out of context you may be slightly baffled by this cover, so if you're not one of the 6 million folks (and counting) who has seen the original Double Rainbow video you really need to do so immediately. Once the original Double Rainbow video went viral less than 3 weeks ago following a Jimmy Kimmel tweet, The Gregory Brothers of Auto-Tune the News youtube fame quickly whipped up the instant classic Double Rainbow Song. If you can believe it, this song is actually available on iTunes and last week made it up to #74 on the singles charts with half the proceeds going right to Paul Vasquez AKA Yosemitebear AKA Hungry Bear AKA the Double Rainbow Guy who is also a former cage fighter. Got it? If you're still confused, Know Your Meme breaks it down in an easily digestible 3-minute video.

Amanda Palmer - Double Rainbow Song [originally by The Gregory Brothers featuring Yosemitebear]
"What does this mean?!?"

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