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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 Pilot." In anticipation of his own forthcoming record Chambers, Chilly Gonzales has re-imagined "Test Pilot" as a piano-driven ballad. Gonzales' instrumental version maintains the same sense of… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 3, 2015

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 a certain level of musical clout after featuring a song by Father/Daughter signee Small Wonder in an episode several weeks ago, not to mention when the creators/protagonists Abbi Jacobson and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of January 2015: Game Of Thrones, The Americans, A Most Violent Year, & More

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / February 5, 2015

Treefort Music Fest 2015 Lineup

Boise, Idaho hosts one of the best-named music festivals in America, the Treefort Music Fest. I'm pretty sure there are no actual treehouse venues included in the city's scattered lineup, but still. It takes place this from March 25-29 and features the likes of TV On The Radio, Viet Cong, Delicate Steve, Of Montreal, Nikki… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 27, 2015

TV On The Radio – “Lazerray” Video

TV On The Radio released their fifth studio album Seeds earlier this year, and today the band premiered a video for the album's song "Lazerray." Directed by photographer Atiba Jefferson, the video includes a host of well-known pro-skaters including Eric Koston, Lance Mountain, Sean Malto, and Andrew Reynolds. TV On The Radio perform their… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 18, 2014

Watch TV On The Radio Perform “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

TV On The Radio just put out their new album Seeds -- which we think is pretty good -- and they stopped by Letterman to perform "Happy Idiot" for the show. Tunde Adebimpe looks stylish in what appears to be a one-piece jumpsuit and the rockers give it their all for the performance. More »

By: James Rettig / November 22, 2014

Watch TV On The Radio’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Set At Apogee Studios

TV On The Radio performed a live set at KCRW's Apogee Studios, and segments from their performance were aired today on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The band played songs from their brand new album, Seeds. Check out our annotated media guide to Tunde Adebimpe, and watch the band's performance below. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 2014

An Annotated Media Guide To TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / November 18, 2014

Premature Evaluation: TV On The Radio Seeds

2014 has been an interesting year for the creative forces behind the early-'00s New York rock renaissance. Julian Casablancas went into messily experimental prog-pop overdrive on Tyranny, while Karen O turned toward lo-fi insularity on Crush Songs. One album had too many ideas; the other had not enough. Interpol, meanwhile, continued to do Interpol thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

TV On The Radio Seeds Comment Party

We've already heard a couple of songs from TV On The Radio's fifth studio album, Seeds -- "Happy Idiot" and "Careful You" -- along with live versions of "Could You," "Ride," "Test Pilot," and "Lazerray." The album is out a week from today, but -- what's this? -- it'… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 11, 2014

Watch TV On The Radio Debut “Could You” In Santa Barbara

TV On The Radio debuted a new song at their show in Santa Barbara on Friday night. It's called "Could You" and it will appear on their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds. They also played their new single "Careful You" live for the first time. You can watch video of both below. More »

By: James Rettig / October 19, 2014

Watch Massive Attack & Tunde Adebimpe Perform “Pray for Rain” Live For The First Time

Massive Attack played The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night and brought out TV On The Radio lead singer Tunde Adebimpe to perform their collaboration "Pray For Rain," a track from Massive Attack's 2010 album Heligoland that Adebimpe co-wrote and sang on. It was the first time the track was ever performed live. Massive… More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014

TV On The Radio – “Careful You”

TV On The Radio return next month with Seeds, their first album in a few years. And after sharing the stormy first single "Happy Idiot," they've now given us "Careful You," another album track, and one that sounds just as huge. "Careful You" is built from a synthetic bassline that might be more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014

TV On The Radio – “Happy Idiot” Video (Feat. Paul Reubens)

At this point, Funny Or Die is debuting music videos that aren't even trying to be funny -- and that's fine, as long as they're good videos. TV On The Radio's new one for "Happy Idiot," the first single from their much-anticipated new album Seeds, is a good one. The clip stars Paul… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week brought a small avalanche of new songs from big-ticket names. And four of the tracks that made our list of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week come from such artists -- it easily could have been a full five-for-five if we weren't divided on the new Iceage single ... or the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014

TV On The Radio – “Happy Idiot”

Last year, TV On The Radio released two pretty outstanding songs, "Mercy" and "Million Miles," both of which suggested the band had a lot left to say. It's pretty surprising that neither of those songs will appear on TVOTR's upcoming Seeds, but that just makes the prospect of the new album eve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 2, 2014

The 10 Best TV On The Radio Songs

Earlier today, TV On The Radio announced the fall 2014 release of their fifth album, Seeds. It will be the band's first LP since 2011's Nine Types Of Light, a strong collection that somehow never quite got its due. Why, though? Have we taken the band for granted? It certainly seems that way. After… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 29, 2014

TV On The Radio Announce New Album Seeds

TV On The Radio have been dropping new songs over the last half year or so -- some studio recordings, some in the live setting -- so it's not a huge surprise that they've got a new album on the way. Not a surprise, but still great, great news. As the band… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 29, 2014
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