Rodrigo y Gabriela Cover Radiohead’s ‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi’

Hear the virtuosic guitar duo on the intricate 'In Rainbows' cut.

By Nate Todd Jul 27, 2022 8:50 am PDT

Rodrigo y Gabriela shared a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.” The tune marks the virtuosic guitar duo’s first release since their Grammy-nominated 2021 cover of Metallica’s “The Struggle Within.”

“Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” appears on Radiohead’s 2007 album, In Rainbows. Rodrigo y Gabriela captured their version at their studio in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Rodrigo Sánchez detailed his journey in discovering the song:

“When I was young, I never took a close look into Radiohead’s music. I was the typical metal head and the typical metal head in the 80s and 90s was pretty much a closed-minded character who rarely took a risk listening to alternative bands. It was not until we met John Leckie, who produced our first album in 2006 and Radiohead’s first 2 albums in the early 90s, that they got my attention.

“They evolved from being an alt band, to being a cool band, to being a really interesting band – until last year while having a coffee in one of my restaurants I have in Mexico, ‘Weird Fishes’ started playing in the background. I knew it was them, but I didn’t know the song, and after I left I immediately looked it up on Spotify. As soon as I listened to it loud and clear I knew we had to make a Rodrigo y Gabriela version of it. A day or two after, I showed it to Gab and she was as hooked as I was. It’s such an intricate song if you want to play it the way they do. We were happy with the results though.”

Stream Rodrigo y Gabriela’s cover of “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” below:

Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform in the U.S. this fall and also noted that they have more new music on the way. Check out their tour itinerary:

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