Radiohead lets fans remix a song from ‘In Rainbows’

According to their public relations firm, Nasty Little Man, Radiohead is giving fans the opportunity to remix “Reckoner,” a track from the band’s latest album, “In Rainbows.”

To make remixing easy, the separate stems, or components of the song, will be available to purchase on iTunes. The available stems are bass, lead vocal, backing vocals, guitars, piano/strings and drums. The stems can be mixed in any manner, and people can add their own beats and instrumentation, or just remix the original parts.

Fans who purchase the stems from iTunes during the first two weeks of availability will be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. All GarageBand codes will be distributed by email from iTunes before Oct. 8. GarageBand is not needed to do a remix, the stems are available in the DRM-free iTunes Plus format and are compatible with several software.

Finished remixes can be uploaded to where the public will listen and vote for their favorite. The deadline for submission is Oct. 23.