New TV On The Radio – “Golden Age” & Dear Science, Album Art

Your Tuesday afternoon just got 100% more great. “Golden Age” is the first listen from TV On The Radio’s forthcoming return from Cookie Mountain, titled Dear Science, (comma included, thinking its epistolary). It will probably make you dance. Don’t be fooled by the dry tones on the “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” bass groovy intro, things do open up — not quite in the same way they perfected last time out, it’s a slightly modified mix coming from Sitek: horns and strings, synths and handclaps, polyrhythm in the pulse, vocals melting all over the horizon. Tunde (Oops, it’s Kyp) is pitching “a golden age, coming around.” (I definitely hear Celebration’s Katrina Ford in there, too.) Pretty triumphant, guys. Have a listen at tvontheradio.com. Yes, that is Kyp shirtless and afroless.

Dear Science, is, out, 9/23, via, Interscope. Here’s your cover:

Classy. But no comma? “Golden Age” is track five, which means it isn’t even the best intro to the album, which means “Halfway Home” now please.

01 “Halfway Home”
02 “Crying”
03 “Dancing Choose”
04 “Stork & Owl”
05 “Golden Age”
06 “Family Tree”
07 “Red Dress”
08 “Love Dog”
09 “Shout Me Out”
10 “DLZ”
11 “Lover’s Day”

TV On The Radio On Tour:
09/05 – Portland, Oregon @ Roseland Theater*
09/06 – Seattle, Washington @ Showbox*
09/07 – Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/09 – Calgary AB @ Macewan Ballroom
09/10 – Edmonton AB @ Starlite Room
09/12 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House*
09/13 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue*
09/14 – Morrison, Colorado (Monolith Festival)
09/19 – San Diego, California (San Diego Street Scene Festival)
09/20 – San Francisco, California (Treasure Island Festival)
10/10 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Electric Factory#
10/11 – Providence, Rhode Island @ Lupos#
10/13 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Wilbur Theatre#
10/14 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple#
10/15 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple
10/16 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple
10/18 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts#
10/19 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Vogue Theatre#
10/20 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Ave#
10/21 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Ave#
10/22 – Chicago, Illinois @ Riviera#
10/24 – New Orleans, Louisiana (Voodoo Festival)#
10/25 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Tabernacle#
10/26 – Knoxville, Tennessee @ Bijou Theatre#
10/28 – Dallas, Texas @ Lakewood Theatre#
10/30 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs#
10/31 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Diamond Ballroom#
11/02 – Denver CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/06 – Los Angeles, California @ Wiltern#
* w/ Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
# w/ The Dirtbombs

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[Band shot by Michael Lavine]

UPDATE: There is no comma in the album title anymore!