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Exclusive: thenewno2 Covers Thom Yorke

Dhani Harrison -- son of George -- leads his band through a funky take on "Black Swan."

Ray Padgett // August 21, 2009

Loads of bands have covered Radiohead, but what about Thom Yorke’s superb 2007 solo album, The Eraser? Dhani Harrison and his band, thenewno2, haven’t forgotten, and backstage at Lollapalooza they banged out a chipper, acoustic version of “Black Swan” for’s video cameras.

After performing original tune “Shelter” for us, Harrison led his London trio through a gritty version of Yorke’s electro-ish album cut, overcoming Miike Snow’s noisy set nearby.

“Without the aid of a computer safety net or [Radiohead producer] Nigel Godrich, we’re going to attempt to do ‘Black Swan’ by Thom York, off The Eraser,” said Harrison, as he prepared to play. “If it sounds shit, sorry Thom.” But it didn’t. At all.

Check out the performance below and decide for yourself: