Biography

TV On The Radio is a New York City experimental rock band formed in 2001 whose music spans genres as diverse as post-punk, free jazz, soul, and electro. The core members of the band, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew Sitek, are both visual artists as well as musicians. Adebimpe is a graduate of NYU's film school and specializes in stop-motion animation, which his video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs single Pin demonstrates amply. He is also a painter, as is Sitek. The duo met when Sitek moved into the building where Adebimpe had a loft; each of them had been recording music on his own, but realized their sounds would work well together. Sitek's brother Jason began playing drums and other instruments with the pair during their recording sessions. They debuted with a self-recorded album OK Calculator, a response to Radiohead’s OK Computer, but blossomed with the EP Young Liars , featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs' members Brian Chase and Nick Zinner.

Adding guitarist and vocalist Kyp Malone, they produced Desperate Youth Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), a stylistically ambiguous album, yet featuring their own way of understanding and making music. The young musicians fused futuristic sound of electronica, pop nostalgic notes and punk energy. With their unexpected blend of trends from progressive-rock to gospel, TV On The Radio symbolized the opening of the 21st century music. They were the ones to dare load one album with the songs having so little in common, and unite them under the unique style, yet unnamed. This album earned them the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. In 2005, the band kept busy with touring and returned to Sitek's Stay Gold studio to work on their second album. They also made an MP3 criticizing President George W. Bush, Dry Drunk Emperor, available on their website.

In summer 2006, TV On The Radio resurfaced with Return to Cookie Mountain, a more polished but still searching collection of songs. TV On The Radio found a way to make vocals and guitars relevant again in the age of electronic and digital arrangements. David Andrew Sitek went in for producing the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and Scarlett Johansson. Their freshest album, Dear Science (2008), revealed the most postmodernist side of TV On The Radio. This time, they used the broadest variety of samples and arrangements with unpredictable vocal parts. It is evident that with each new album, the musicians are trying to embrace as many trends as possible creating, at the same time, an integral and emotional piece of music art. However, it is becoming clearer and clearer, that the most impressive instrument they owe is Tunde Adebimpe's voice. The talent and originality of TV On The Radio’s musicians were recognized by David Bowie himself, as he made a decision to do the back-vocals for the song Province included in their second album, Return to Cookie Mountain.

Studio Albums

TV on the Radio, Seeds mp3Seeds
2014
  • Indie Rock
TV on the Radio, Nine Types Of Light mp3Nine Types Of Light
Rockers TV On The Radio, famous for their audacious musical experiments, pleased their fans with the fourth studio attempt Nine Types Of Light that was released in 2011
2011
  • Indie Rock
  • Art Rock
  • Electronic
TV on the Radio, Dear Science mp3Dear Science
The US art-rock band TV On The Radio recorded the new attempt Dear Science. On the disc, the artists continued their experiments, creating eleven eclectic pop tracks with the various arrangements
2008
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Indie Rock
  • Post-Punk
TV on the Radio, Return To Cookie Mountain mp3Return To Cookie Mountain
The new record, Return To Cookie Mountain, is different from the previous works for TV On The Radio has finally found how to organize all their numerous ideas and make them work together in a whole system of audio effects
2006
    TV on the Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes mp3Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
    2004
    • Art Rock
    • Electronic
    • Experimental Rock
    • Indie Rock
    • Soul

    EP

    TV on the Radio, Young Liars mp3Young Liars
    2003
    • Art Rock
    • Experimental Rock
    • Indie Rock
    • Soul
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