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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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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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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…
Caitlin White | January 27, 2015 - 5:54 pm
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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."…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 18, 2014 - 5:17 pm

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…
James Rettig | November 22, 2014 - 12:54 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2014 - 6:12 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 10:06 am
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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…
Michael Nelson | November 11, 2014 - 2:02 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 19, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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,"…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 9:01 am
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