New TV On The Radio – “Dancing Choose”

Our first taste of TVOTR’s forthcoming Return To Cookie Mountain followup Dear Science was the funky, optimistic, mystic (and in the chorus, PM Dawn?) leaning “Golden Age,” Kyp letting us know that, indeed, a golden age is coming around. Tunde-fronted “Dancing Choose” is taste number two. His scattershot lyrics and quick vocal delivery have more urgency, but check out the similar psychedelic smoothness in the chorus. Two other things worth your attention: Axl Rose gets a mention and “Dancing Choose” is a pun.


You kind of think it’s going to keep building, then it doesn’t. This is the tracklist again, with what we’ve heard crossed out:

01 “Halfway Home”
02 “Crying”
03 “Dancing Choose”
04 “Stork & Owl”
05 “Golden Age”
06 “Family Tree”
07 “Red Dress”
08 “Love Dog”
09 “Shout Me Out”
10 “DLZ”
11 “Lover’s Day”

Still no idea how these disparate parts add up into a whole — we’re not even halfway home.

Dear Science is out 9/23 via Interscope. Remember to see them live:

09/05 – Portland, Oregon @ Roseland Theater*
09/06 – Seattle, Washington @ Showbox*
09/07 – Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/09 – Calgary AB @ Macewan Ballroom
09/10 – Edmonton AB @ Starlite Room
09/12 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House*
09/13 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue*
09/14 – Morrison, Colorado (Monolith Festival)
09/19 – San Diego, California (San Diego Street Scene Festival)
09/20 – San Francisco, California (Treasure Island Festival)
10/10 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Electric Factory#
10/11 – Providence, Rhode Island @ Lupos#
10/13 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Wilbur Theatre#
10/14 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple#
10/15 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple
10/16 – Brooklyn, New York @ Masonic Temple
10/18 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts#
10/19 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Vogue Theatre#
10/20 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Ave#
10/21 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Ave#
10/22 – Chicago, Illinois @ Riviera#
10/24 – New Orleans, Louisiana (Voodoo Festival)#
10/25 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Tabernacle#
10/26 – Knoxville, Tennessee @ Bijou Theatre#
10/28 – Dallas, Texas @ Lakewood Theatre#
10/30 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs#
10/31 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Diamond Ballroom#
11/02 – Denver CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/06 – Los Angeles, California @ Wiltern#

* w/ Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
# w/ The Dirtbombs