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"House of Cards" is a song by English alternative rock band Radiohead and is the eighth track on their 2007 album In Rainbows. The song was released alongside "Bodysnatchers" as a promotional single and video from In Rainbows in late June 2008.
- Promo CD
- "House of Cards" (radio edit)
The music video features clips of the faces of Thom Yorke and several other people interspersed with images of suburban landscapes. In lieu of traditional cameras, the video is made with lidar technology which detects the proximity of objects from the sensor. This gives the video a grainy and grid-like appearance. Sheets of acrylic glass and mirrors are passed in front of the lasers to create scenes in which the image appears distorted, partially disappears, or begins to disintegrate as if being carried by wind.
The video was made on a minimal set in Florida. The data used to make the video was released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license and is available at Google Code.
On Radio 538's Tiësto's Club Life podcast, a remix by Solarstone was featured in the first hour of the program on podcast 56, which was released on April 25, 2008. The remix was given five stars by DJ Magazine in its issue No. 461 on April 30, with an editor calling it "a pure transcendental, bootleg beauty". The remix has been played extensively by popular deejays like Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Matt Hardwick, Matt Darey and many others.
The song was nominated for three Grammys for the 51st Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Rock Song and Best Short Form Music Video.