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TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio


Years Active: 2005 to present

Genre: Electronic, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Non-Music, Pop, Reggae, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country

Country: United States


Tunde Adebimpe
Jaleel Bunton
Kyp Malone
David Andrew Sitek

Artist Bio:

TV on the Radio gets to do anything. Like a small platoon whose pleasing impenetrability is their core, the band consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike. The result is TV on the Radio gets to do anything they want. This freedom is their engine. Its about doing what feels right, says singer Tunde Adebimpe. I really feel like this band is something that is expansive and always changing and growing. If we wear our influences on our sleeve, its a pretty crowded sleeve. Its no different with Seeds, the new and fifth proper studio album that Adebimpe has made along with Jaleel Bunton, Kyp Malone, and David Andrew Sitek (who also produced it). Having long outlasted that early 2000s fascination with all things Brooklyn to which the hip willfully succumbed, they continue to conquer music on their own terms. This album serves as another step in continuing to heed their reputation as the most vital, current band in America (Associated Press). This go-round the songs are immediate and triumphant, textured with storytelling hooks and possibly the most honest music this band has ever composed. Theyve hit a point where theyre OK being straight-up......[Read More]