Thursday, September 21, 2006

TV on the Radio

Return to Cookie Mountain was released on the 12th on this month, but the album was leaked earlier this year, and I'm sure many of you have heard their looping, noisy, groove based music already, but for those of you who have been living under a rock and haven't listened to them yet I'm gonna clue you in.

TVOTR formed in 2001 but didn't release their full ablum debut, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes which won the Shortlist Music Prize, until 2004. And they are big now. Since then they have been signed to a major record label and can count David Bowie among their fans, with him going as far as to call to give personal advice as well as providing guest vocals on "Province". They even have David Cross, of Arrested Development fame, featuring in videos on their site. Vocalist Tunde Adebimpe studied stop-motion animation and worked for MTV Celebrity Deathmatch and directed the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs' music video for their single "Pin" from the Machine EP, which guitarist-producer David Sitek produced.

So, basically, they have music cred and are the best band you haven't listened to (if you haven't). The album is awesome with excellent reviews from the critics. Even Pitchfork loves them. So do yourself a favour and give them a listen, with the volume turned up.

TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me [MP3] from Escape From Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun [MP3] from Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Listen: Return to Cookie Mountain
MySpace: TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio on Letterman


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