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Brooklyn NY, United States (2001 – present)

TV on the Radio are an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York.

The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and five studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), Nine Types of Light (2011), and Seeds (2014).

For most of the band’s existence, the core TV on the Radio lineup has been Tunde Adebimpe (vocals/loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars/keyboards/loops), Kyp Malone (vocals/guitars/bass/loops), Jaleel Bunton (drums/vocals/loops/guitars) and Gerard Smith (bass/keyboards) as official members.

The band’s Bio from their website:
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.

“It’s 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, it’s a pretty crowded sleeve.”

It’s 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).

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  • FCA19795

    Wait....they sing "Wolf Like Me'!? I have been trying to find out who sings that. And it's almost 10 years old!? Crazy.

    14 May 3:35am Reply
  • FCA19795

    Came here via Young Father page, via emusic. Where the frak have I been? These guys are fantastic.

    14 May 3:14am Reply
  • Lesbearto

    seeds is crazy under the radar.

    25 Apr 3:43am Reply
  • jeffseltzer

    I can't believe how much Seeds continues to grow on me... This is no doubt my favorite TVotR album of them all. Who knew this band would become one of the best bands of the 2000's.

    17 Apr 9:52am Reply
  • youthcomingup

    TVotR are so unique that I find it borderline funny that none of the "similar artists" that don't contain a TVotR member are remotely close to similar.

    9 Apr 7:47pm Reply
  • seanmcgowan

    After an album like Return to Cookie Mountain, it'd make sense for a drop off. Dear Science offered none, if anything it was a step up. Nine Types of Light may have been lateral, or a slight drop off compared to Dear Science. Due to that I never expected Seeds to offer much. And boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. I may have grown to love this album more than Dear Science so far... It just keep growing, and I just can't stop listening.

    10 Mar 4:30pm Reply
  • Exzart

    alone in the dark

    25 Feb 5:45pm Reply
  • zeton_gig24_pl

    Słowo na niedziele - polecam koncerty w TV i radio: 1. Femme Fatale - koncert Justyny Steczkowskiej 2. Sprzedawcy używanego rock'n'rolla - 25 lat T. Love 3. Dawid Podsiadło z zespołem Curly Heads w Trójce http://gig24.pl/informator-muzyczny/newsy/item/460-koncerty-w-tv-i-radio-dawid-podsiadlo-z-zespolem-curly-heads-w-trojce.html Program koncertów w telewizji i radio: http://gig24.pl/informator-muzyczny/koncerty-w-tv-i-radio.html

    22 Feb 11:53am Reply
  • jkralovich

    http://wp.me/p4m5lT-EO

    22 Feb 2:36am Reply
  • BrokenSignals

    Anyone else feel that the fact that everyone seems to have a different favorite album is a big reason why this band is special? Everyone seems to have a different reason why they like the band since the band changes with every album. It seems that with a lot of other bands there is a disagreement among only a couple albums as to which is the best.

    21 Feb 3:48pm Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    I'm so pissed :( but I wish him to get better soon) [2]

    7 Feb 12:19pm Reply
  • nimityaka_

    v I'm so pissed :( but I wish him to get better soon

    6 Feb 10:40pm Reply
  • dzzzt

    Europe tour is cancelled, check their FB page. :(

    5 Feb 6:14pm Reply
  • Christophogo

    RtCM ☄ Seeds ♞ 9ToL ♔ DY, BB ♬ DS

    3 Feb 4:07pm Reply
  • titchio

    Return to Cookie Mountain > Seeds > Nine Types Of Light > Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes > Dear Science. I seriously can't get into Dear Science. Bar DLZ I find it distinctly average.

    28 Jan 1:59pm Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    Новый альбом хорош!

    18 Jan 6:13am Reply
  • aurelioloser

    new album amazing!!!!

    13 Jan 2:44pm Reply
  • Strokarlos

    ...new album sounds really good.

    10 Jan 11:59pm Reply
  • instant-nature

    gefällt mir

    7 Jan 2:09am Reply
  • ParalelFuture

    interesting band!

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
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