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Maximum Balloon – “Let It Grow” (Feat. Karen O & Tunde Adebimpe)

Master producer Dave Sitek’s solo project Maximum Balloon has laid dormant since the release of their self-titled debut back in 2010, but he’s revived it with a new single and the promise of a new album. “Let It Grow” brings back Karen O and his TV On The Radio bandmate Tunde Adebimpe — both of… More »

By: James Rettig / July 10, 2015 - 9:53 am

Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim, Holly Miranda Debut Grimes-Inspired Supergroup The Singles

Our Scarlett Johansson tag archive is truly fascinating, including New Order and Serge Gainsbourg covers, collaborations with everyone from the Jesus And Mary Chain to Dean Martin, and a game of charades with Drake. Here’s one more unexpected entry: The movie star has teamed with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Tinashe & David Sitek – “Xylaphone”

This year, Dr Pepper Studio has been pairing established producers with up-and-coming artists to release a trio of EPs, stocked with fresh, genre-blending tracks. In the latest installment, Los Angeles R&B singer Tinashe and TV On The Radio’s David Sitek marry their respective styles with elegance and flair. The result is moody yet bouncy, sultry… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 17, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Dave Sitek – “God Damn Beauty”

TV On The Radio member and producer-to-the-stars Dave Sitek released a solo album under his Maximum Balloon alias four years ago, but he doesn’t often release music under his own name. His new song “God Damn Beauty,” a warm and gooey piece of guitar-based psychedelia, is a rare exception. Sitek’s releasing it as a single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Stream Kelis Food

Since she first emerged in the early Neptunes days, the Harlem singer Kelis has long been one of the great experimenters in R&B, a voice capable of injecting irrepressible personality into the most futuristic of tracks. But on her new album Food, Kelis instead dives into organic, old-school forms of music. TV On The Radio’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 8:45 am

Kelis – “Jerk Ribs” Video

We first posted “Jerk Ribs,” Kelis’s first collaboration with the TV On The Radio production mastermind Dave Sitek, 10 months ago, when it was still called “Call On Me.” The percussive soul-funk workout is now the cornerstone of Food, Kelis’s forthcoming Sitek-produced album, and now it has an appropriately sunny video. The clip mostly ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Kelis – “Rumble” (Prod. Dave Sitek)

Kelis was the Neptunes’ original star collaborator, and she’s spent a decade and a half on the bleeding edge of R&B and dance-pop. Last year, she released “Call On Me,” a single that TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek produced. And Sitek has since signed on to produce all of Food, Kelis’s forthcoming album. “Rumble,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Run The Jewels – “Sea Legs (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released their ridiculously great self-titled album earlier this year as a free download, but if people in Europe were dying to pay money for it, they’ll soon get the chance. A new edition of the album is coming early next year on the continent, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Kelis – “Call On Me” (Prod. Dave Sitek)

For more than a decade now, Kelis has fused R&B grit to futuristic dance-pop blips, and her newest single may be the oldest-sounding thing she’s ever recorded, though that doesn’t mean there’s anything staid or traditionalist about it. For “Call On Me,” Kelis links up with TV On The Radio production guru Dave Sitek, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Beady Eye – “Flick Of The Finger”

When Oasis were at their absolute peak, the very heart of their appeal was plainly the incomparable voice of their primary vocalist, Liam Gallagher, one of the great singers of the ’90s. When Oasis were at their worst, their most frustrating flaws were also found in Liam’s vocals: between booze, cigarettes, poor conditioning, and God… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 5, 2013 - 10:14 pm

Norah Jones – “Good Morning” & “Take It Back” (Dave Sitek Remixes) (Stereogum Premiere)

In April, we heard a few remixes of Norah Jones’s Little Broken Hearts cuts by TVOTR figurehead Dave Sitek. Today, we have a pair of new tracks that feature that same dynamic, where Sitek lends his hands to versions of “Good Morning” and “Take It Back.” Both tracks can be found on Norah’s Record StoreMore »

By: Corban Goble / November 20, 2012 - 9:40 am

Beady Eye Recording New Album With Dave Sitek

Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye (aka Oasis minus Noel Gallagher) aren’t exactly known for being adventurous, forward-thinking musicians: They’ve made a career out of aping the Beatles; they were most recently featured on Stereogum for their choice to include Oasis songs from 1995 in their 2012 live sets. And Dave Sitek’s resume isn’t filled with… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm

CSS – “I’ve Seen You Drunk Girl” (Prod. Dave Sitek)

Dave Sitek produces the new single from party rockers CSS — it’s called “I’ve Seen You Drunk Girl” — a clap-along party chant that recaps a normal night of raucous drinking. Been there! Am I right guys? Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Usher – “Climax (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Sound wizard/TVOTR member Dave Sitek takes Usher and Diplo’s “Climax” in a much more harrowing direction in his remix of the track, which is saying a lot because the original is pretty pain-filled as is. It makes Usher sound out of place, in an interesting way, and the cold, strangely futuristic sounds Sitek uses make… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Hear Dave Sitek Remix Norah Jones

We’ve caught a couple of glimpses as Norah Jones’s forthcoming Little Broken Hearts through “Happy Pills” and “Travelin’ On,” and now two more remixed cuts of new tracks have emerged thanks to a limited edition Record Store Day release. Hear Dave Sitek’s (TV On The Radio) remixes of “She’s 22″ and “After The Fall’ dow… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 23, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Florence & The Machine – “No Light, No Light (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Bespectacled TV On The Radio production wizard Dave Sitek has remixed Florence & The Machine’s towering “No Light, No Light,” pulling Florence’s storming epic into his decaying, beat-addled universe. Give it a listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2011 - 9:18 am

Jane’s Addiction – “End To The Lies”

Maybe TV On The Radio’s Nine Types Of Light is so romantically mellow because Jane’s Addiction bassist Dave Sitek was putting the energized part of his backbone into Perry Farrell & Co’s The Great Escape Artist. While in town to promote Lollapalooza Chile, Farrell premiered “End To The Lies” on the Chilean radio station Radio… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Sitek Remixes Lykke Li

Keeping busy never seems a problem for Dave Sitek, the TV On The Radio producer/guitarist/windchime specialist who also did ScarJo doing Waits and also nailed down a barrage of collaborations for his Maximum Balloon project which led to his eventually replacing Duff McKagan as bassist for Jane’s Addiction apparently? Perfectly normal career trajectory. While you… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2011 - 11:37 am

Dave Sitek Joins Jane’s Addiction

It’s not surprising to hear ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan used rock ‘n’ roll’s “creative differences” remove himself from the new Jane’s Addiction album. (Remember, he replaced Eric Avery in April.) More surprising: He’s been replaced by TV On The Radio’s Maximum Balloonist Dave Sitek, who’s reportedly helping write some of the bass part… More »

By: brandon / January 4, 2011 - 11:04 am

Maximum Balloon – “Groove Me” (Feat. Theopilus London) Video

Dave Sitek’s Maximum Balloon most recently presented its Karen O track “Communion.” Now it’s a return to the moderately funky party track “Groove Me,” in collaboration with Theophilus London. Sitek’s wearing Theophilus-branded clothes, driving Theophilus-branded cars (“branded” in that they are full motion versions of London singing the song superimposed upon Dave’s belongings), tracking dow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2010 - 4:40 pm
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