Weezer covers Radiohead, and it's surprisingly not horrific


Just when you're ready to write of Weezer as the perpetual party band, so extraordinarily tongue-in-cheek that maybe their whole take on surfy indie rock was just a parody, dear god, WE HAVE BEEN DUPED, they drop this little bomb on us all: A video of the band in the studio laying down a cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android." And it's not awful, not even a little bit, nope. Rivers Cuomo doesn't even smirk or anything. How could this be?

[jump] See for yourself (it actually sounds even better if you don't watch the video while you listen):

And now, for the ultimate test: Which video will get more hits over the long weekend, this indiesplosion or the new viral video of kittens hugging? Maybe someone can make a mash-up...