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January is a tricky month for this column. Of course, it’s when all the bad movies come out. A bunch of great TV shows returned last month, but a lot of them — Parks And Recreation, Archer, Justified — haven’t historically made use of a ton of pop songs. And then you’ve got Girls, perennially… More »

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Over the course of their five albums, TV On The Radio have covered a lot of ground, adeptly blending genres to the point where the seams become entirely invisible, and a TV On The Radio song — whether “I Was A Lover” or “Halfway Home” or “Second Song” — sounds entirely individual to them. You… More »

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Nevermen – “Hate On”

Nevermen is the ambitious all-star trio of Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, TV On The Radio leader Tunde Adebimpe, and skittery rapper Doseone. (Each…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2016 - 1:22 pm
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Nevermen – “Mr. Mistake (Boards Of Canada Remix)”

Later this month, the art-rock supergroup Nevermen will release their self-titled debut album. The band brings together TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Anticon experimental…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Little Shalimar – “Phoenix” (Feat. Roxiny & Tunde Adebimpe)

Little Shalimar produced the soundtrack for Rubble Kings -- a documentary about Bronx gangs in the '70s -- and today he's sharing his contribution to…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Watch Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, & More Act In A High Octane Promo For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Triple J is an Australian radio program that hosts a "Hottest 100" contest every year, in which listeners vote for their favorite singles. The 100…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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Nevermen – “Mr. Mistake”

Earlier this year, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and rapper Doseone announced the formation of the long-in-the-works Nevermen project…
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 11:41 am

Watch Miguel Join TV On The Radio In LA

Red Bull Sound Select are spending the entire month of November hosting shows around Los Angeles for their 30 Days In LA series. Last night,…
Peter Helman | November 15, 2015 - 11:19 am

Watch The TV On The Radio & The War On Drugs Episode Of Austin City Limits

Earlier this week, we premiered TV On The Radio's performance of "Winter" on the PBS live music show Austin City Limits, and The War On…
Grace Birnstengel | November 8, 2015 - 2:36 pm
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Watch TV On The Radio Perform “Winter” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

TV On The Radio are appearing alongside the War On Drugs on this weekend's episode of the PBS live music show Austin City Limits. It…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2015 - 10:36 am
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Watch Run The Jewels & TV On The Radio Perform “Angel Duster” On Colbert

The week that they released their astonishing RTJ2 album, Run The Jewels gave an intense, triumphant performance of "Early" on Letterman. And now that the…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 8:54 am
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Grimes, TV On The Radio, Tinashe To Play Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

Last year, for the first time ever, Red Bull Sound Select spent all of November presenting some finely-curated shows in venues all around the city…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

Run The Jewels With TV On The Radio, The Dead Weather To Perform On Colbert

Things are starting to come together for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which will air its first episode on 9/8. Colbert's already locked down…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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Natasha Kmeto – “Grind” (Feat. Tunde Adebimpe) (Stereogum Premiere)

Natasha Kmeto is a singer, songwriter, and producer out of Portland who mixes dark, simmering beats with her lush, clear alto. In 2013 she dropped…
Caitlin White | August 27, 2015 - 10:54 am

Nevermen – “Tough Towns”

2015 will be remembered as the year of peak irony (see the Scientology shirt above), the year of streaming, and hence, the year of the…
Caitlin White | August 5, 2015 - 11:25 am
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Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland's South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie,…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Watch TV On The Radio Play The Game Of Thrones Theme In Australia

TV On The Radio performed a dub version of HBO's epic Game Of Thrones theme song during a recent show in Brisbane, Australia. Tunde Adebimpe…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 10, 2015 - 12:59 pm
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Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since…
Caitlin White | May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am
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TV On The Radio – “Trouble” Video

TV On The Radio came roaring back late last year with the new album Seeds, and after making videos for the songs "Happy Idiot" and…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 8:33 am
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TV On The Radio – “Test Pilot (Chilly Gonzales Re-Make)”

Last year TV On The Radio released their fifth studio album Seeds, and one of the early tracks they debuted off that record was "Test…
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 10:47 am

Watch TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone As A Brooklyn Music Store Clerk On Broad City

Broad City is the funniest comedy on television right now, hands fucking down. The show is only in its second season, but it has established…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 19, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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