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TV On The Radio

The Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio mix post-punk, electronic, and other atmospheric elements in such a creative way that it only makes sense that their core duo, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew Sitek, are both visual artists as well as musicians. Adebimpe is a graduate of NYU's film school and specializes in stop-motion animation, which his Brothers Quay-like video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs single "Pin" amply demonstrates. He is also a painter, as is Sitek, who also produced the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Machine EP and their full-length Fever to Tell.

The duo met when Sitek moved into the building where Adebimpe had a loft; each of them had been recording music on his own, but realized their sounds would work well together. Sitek's brother Jason began playing drums and other instruments with the pair during their recording sessions, which resulted in OK Calculator, a self-released disc of four-track recordings. Jason Sitek left the band for a short time due to other musical commitments but returned to the band when it recorded its Touch & Go debut, the Young Liars EP.

After the EP was completed, TV on the Radio added guitarist/vocalist Kyp Malone to their fold. Young Liars, which also features the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Brian Chase and Nick Zinner, was released in summer 2003 to critical acclaim, coinciding with their gigs opening for the Fall. Their first full-length release, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, arrived in spring 2004. The band remained busy for the rest of the year, embarking on its own tours as well as dates with the Faint and the Pixies. That fall, they released the New Health Rock EP and won the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize.

In 2005, the band kept busy with touring and returned to Sitek's Stay Gold studio to work on its second album. They also made an MP3 criticizing President George W. Bush, "Dry Drunk Emperor," available on their website. TV on the Radio signed with 4AD for European distribution of their albums and moved to Interscope in the U.S. In summer 2006 they resurfaced with Return to Cookie Mountain, a more polished but still searching collection of songs that featured David Bowie on backing vocals. The band went in a sleeker direction on 2008's Dear Science, which featured cameos from Antibalas and Celebration's Katrina Ford.

The band went on hiatus following Dear Science. Malone worked on his own project, Rain Machine, and appeared on Iran's 2009 album Dissolver, while Sitek formed the collaborative pop project Maximum Balloon, which released its self-titled debut in 2010. As planned, their hiatus ended the following year, and TV on the Radio released their fifth album, Nine Types of Light, early in 2011. In March of that year, the band announced that bassist Gerard Smith, who had joined the TV on the Radio lineup in 2005, was suffering from lung cancer; the following month, on April 20, 2011, Smith passed away at the age of 34 as a result of the disease. Later that year, the band released World Cafe Live, taken from a set recorded for National Public Radio. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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Comments

whoop their song Wolf Like Me was in the movie Kill Your Darlings
loubro2006
Who is Willow? I am confused because there's Willow (Smith) on Pandora and that can't be right so I'm guessing this Willow guy everyone hates have to do with Rock music and he basically installed this band on their style. Someone please inform me?
loubro2006
"Mercy" is driving me nuts. I've always heard of this band, but I started to notice these guys more when Dear Science came, then paid attention when Nine Types Of Light came out. Great band hope they come back stronger with new material.
Pretty much anyone over the age of 6 who uses the term retard isn't worth wasting time talking/writ i n g about
are they still together?
These guys are great. That dude Willow called them hipsters.... t h e funny thing is, looking at his stations and likes, he's the complete definition of a hipster. What a hypocrite.
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Hey guys, instead of insulting willow here where he is likely to never see it! Why don't you comment on his page!
Good music btw! :)
Willow.....o h , poor WILLOW! Cunty indeed!
@Willow, you are a c**ks**ker.. . go die in a fire and let the rest of these good citizens live in peace
I'm been listening to TVOTR since 2006. I can say they always surprise me with their music.
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
I have always wondered if someone sat Michael Jackson down and got him to listen to STARING AT THE SUN.
@Willow...Ma d Mardigan says to eat his a**, while standing
so fresh so nice
R.I.P ............ . . . . G e r a r d
@Willow Get out of here PECK
@Willow you are a douchbag that obviously has no musical taste whatsoever
this song is so f**kin amazing!!!!
Careful what you say about Iowa or no more corn for you
Wow willow® is a super c u n t
Pay no attention to Willow they listen to The Brian Jonestown Massacre therefore they forego their right to comment on what good music sounds like
@Willow DO STFU.
Idgaf...Im feeling these cats....grow i n g on me more and more...too bad ole boy died....hope it don't stop them from beasting.
thomasssweet
Careful Willow or the evil Queen Bavmorda will get you.
@Willow your name is Willow you cannot use the word hipster as a slur!
I can't believe they keep getting a studio to record their terrible noise. But seeing as they come from Hipster Brooklyn, Probably from Bedford area I can see how retards that move there from Iowa find this tolerable or dare I say, rad?
sjdillon
It took me a while to figure out what they reminded me of. I hear prince and talking head but one thing out of left field was certain stuff reminds me a lot of Peter Gabriel. These guys are so unique and amazing. like a vampy mantra
thelarosas1
man, what a sound these fellows have came across
Such a great band....
steveandlaur a 7 1 8 9
hey kyp thanks for hooking me up with the half priced muffins before 5 paul eliot
I have followed these guys since 2006 and love their work. Like their story.
Yah me too. Theres a great bootleg compilation of BB soundtracks out there by "therapper" check it...
breaking bad has brought me here
no need to berate the music of others. You heard this songs and others because you know pandora will ultimately satisfy you craving to hear new and exciting things that you never heard before. Feel free to dislike it and then you won't be subjected to it any longer!
jtmiles
Tharza1, fans of Skid Row and Sevendust do not have a right to an opinion on what constitutes good music. That means you.
Great band, very inventive live with alot of experimentat i o n . Saw them open for NIN 5 or 6 years back. I'd love to see them again.
How horrible is this? Amazing what passes for music these days.
face melting sonic progression. . .
A simple question , get no answer , how to recieve pandora through the T.V. ???????????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? how about an answer ?
thanks, willow.
toferlewis
I like what these guys do...
I want to see them live
Brooklyn is the new East Village. Creativity just breeds there. TVOTR is a perfect example.
Super cool sound!
cherise.sims
love, love, love, love, love, love TV on the Radio!
Love this band! Bloodthirsty Babes is a fantastic album
drfreako
Damn very talented Lyricist they remind me of the POGUES MEETS THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Super band.....!
creative and fresh band

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