TV on the Radio Recruit Paul Reubens for New Video

September 30, 2014

For "Happy Idiot," the first video from TV on the Radio's upcoming fifth album Seeds, the group has enlisted Paul Reubens as "Racer Steven" and Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan for what singer Tunde Adebimpe described as a "full-on geekfest...


TV on the Radio Find Ignorance in Bliss in 'Happy Idiot'

September 2, 2014

TV on the Radio have just issued "Happy Idiot," the first song from their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds, which is due out November 18th. A skittery, new-wavey beat and nimbly clanging guitar line provide a soundtrack for lyrics about enjoying simplicity...


TV on the Radio Return With 'Seeds'

July 29, 2014

TV on the Radio will put out their first record in three years, Seeds, in the fall, their first since the 2011 death of their bassist, Gerard Smith. "We've been through a lot of stuff in the past few years that could have stopped the band cold," vocalist...


TV on the Radio Talk '90210'

June 18, 2014

TV on the Radio continue to do all the promotion that comes with releasing a new album without actually releasing a new album. The Brooklyn quintet has already lined up a good chunk of festival dates, including Pemberton, Riot Fest Denver, and the recently...


The Misfits Take Manhattan: The Best of the Early '00s NYC Scene

June 19, 2014

For a few years in the '00s, it seemed like everyone living in the Lower East Side had a band. These are the songs that poured out of bars (and the Bowery) and into the night.


TVOTR's Tunde Adebimpe on Leaving Brooklyn Behind

April 28, 2014

"The Brooklyn Scene" wouldn't have been "The Brooklyn Scene" without TV on the Radio, but after 22 years and faced with a drastically changed borough, singer Tunde Adebimpe is following the sun and leaving for the West Coast. "I was emptying...



Eclectic Lou Reed Tribute Concert Planned for New York

November 22, 2013

Tribute concerts honoring Lou Reed have been frequent since the rock legend's death on October 27th – and another substantial one will take place this Sunday, November 24th at the Bowery Electric in New York . According to Brooklyn Vegan, the event...


TV on the Radio Court Evil in 'Mercy'

September 5, 2013

While they haven't officially announced plans for a new LP, art-rockers TV on the Radio have been active in recent months, debuting two new songs: the spacey ballad "Million Miles" and the propulsive rocker "Mercy." AfroPunk Festival Emerges Victorious...


TV on the Radio Working on New Music

April 24, 2013

TV on the Radio are working on new music and have started to lay down some songs in the studio. Programmer/producer Kyp Malone, multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek and singer Tunde Adebimpe got together at Sitek's Los Angeles studio in the last week of March...


TV on the Radio Unleash 'Mercy'

September 6, 2013

TV on the Radio brought "Mercy" to television last night on Late Show with David Letterman. The band commanded the stage with the song's punk rhythms while singer Tunde Adebimpe, clad all in red except for white sneakers, showcased his powerful vocals...


TV on the Radio, 'Million Miles'

August 27, 2013

TV on the Radio have released a video for new song "Million Miles." The song is a delicate ballad about the perils of falling in love, and the video takes a strong ecological stance. Directed by Kyp Malone and Natalia Leite, the clip opens with the filming...



AfroPunk Festival Emerges Victorious With Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio

August 27, 2012

AfroPunk's slogan, "The Other Black Experience," is outdated. In the decade since founders Matthew Morgan and James Spooner set out to document the burgeoning scene of black punk and hardcore kids across the country, that binary understanding of black...


TV on the Radio, Mavis Staples, Questlove Honor Curtis Mayfield

July 21, 2012

Excuse the potential blasphemy, but if God has a singing voice, He would probably sound like Curtis Mayfield. The late Chicago soul singer and songwriter possessed a gospel-trained falsetto that was one of pop music’s most angelic, an instrument...


Curtis Mayfield Tribute: the Roots, Sinead O'Connor, TV on the Radio

July 17, 2012

After the freak accident that paralyzed him in 1990, the great Curtis Mayfield recorded his last album, 1997's New World Order, with heroic effort: by singing one line at a time while lying on his back. "You think of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel,"...



Liv Tyler Collaborates With Dave Sitek on Song for Givenchy Ad

December 8, 2011

Crossover ambitions are running high in the Tyler bloodline. Aerosmith frontman Steven recently served as the stylish muse to clothing line Andrew Charles and now his actress daughter, Liv, is using her prominence in the fashion world as a platform for...


TV on the Radio Say So Long to Summer With Indie All-Star Gig

September 26, 2011

Indie rock went big last night at the Hollywood Bowl, where TV on the Radio headlined a knockout five-band bill to close the historic Los Angeles amphitheater’s official summer season. With opening sets by Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Warpaint and...


Voodoo Fest 2011

October 31, 2011

Arcade Fire Closes Out Austin City Limits With Tame-Turned-Ecstatic Set

September 19, 2011

All weekend, Austin City Limits had been about choices – Kanye or Coldplay, Stevie Wonder or My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes or Manu Chao – until Sunday night, when Arcade Fire played up against no one but themselves. The set they performed...