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Kyp Malone – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” (Talking Heads Cover) Live Video

Here’s another clip from Our Show With Elliot Aronow, the downtown-arts web series nailing the alternageist by framing fringe-culture heroes in off-beat poses: There was Das Racist covering their wit-rap forefathers Beastie Boys with Hishaam Bharoocha, Ted Leo and Max Silvestri talking anonymous internet assholes, and most memorably Kyp Malone reviewing films on a five-burger… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 20, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Kyp Malone Reviews Films On A Five-Burger Scale

Voluminously head-haired Bedford Ave. mascot Kyp Malone is just a cackling laugh, oratorical cadence, and three-piece suit away from being able to roll as Cornel West any given Halloween, so it’s cute to see him take up an (anti-)intellectual pose in this clip from recently launched downtown-arts web series Our Show With Elliot Aronow. Herei… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 7, 2010 - 2:12 pm

New Rain Machine Video – “Give Blood”

Give Blood” came as the first listen from Rain Machine, and satisfied curiosity as to what a Kyp Malone solo project would sound like — a lot like TV On The Radio! You could have framed it as an excellently shambled, loose and scuzzed late-night TVOTR basement jam and I would have bought it (literally… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 13, 2009 - 11:50 am

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

Rain Machine/Sharon Van Etten @ The Bell House, Brooklyn 9/21/09

Kyp Malone releases his solo debut as Rain Machine today via ANTI-, so think of last night’s tour kickoff at Brooklyn’s Bell House as a hometown friends, fam, and neighbors album-release party. A party with a great opening act in Sharon Van Etten. This was the first time Kyp’s Rain Machine band played together onstage,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 22, 2009 - 10:28 am

New Rain Machine – “Smiling Black Faces” (Stereogum Premiere)

Our first taste of Rain Machine, aka the solo project from TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, was the chaotically upbeat “Give Blood.” It didn’t leave much space for you to catch your breath, if breath needed catching. Malone wisely follows it with “Smiling Black Faces,” a mellower political/personal anthem that gains momentum with each… More »

By: brandon / September 1, 2009 - 4:40 pm

New Rain Machine (TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone) – “Give Blood”

Here’s the first single from Kyp Malone’s ten-track solo debut LP. Kyp says the album is “a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a variety of emotions and situations real and imagined – some rhythm some rhyme.” OK! If all of that means it sounds like TV O… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 21, 2009 - 2:02 pm