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TV on the Radio — at Reckless and Chicago Metro, March 24, 2015

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at Reckless and Chicago Metro, March 24, 2015
Coachella 2009: Day Two


Watch The Postal Service Audition Anne Hathaway, Japanese Breakfast, Huey Lewis, and More

Amusing Voter Video Also Features Patton Oswalt, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bret McKenzie (of Flight of the Conchords), Vanessa Bayer, Caroline Polachek, Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), and Others

Oct 07, 2020

Yesterday on social media The Postal Service teased that something was coming today. Calm down, no it’s not a long awaited new album from Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis. Instead they have shared an amusing video to encourage you to vote in which various notable people audition to join the band via Zoom, including Anne Hathaway, Michelle Zauner (aka Japanese Breakfast), Huey Lewis, Patton Oswalt, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bret McKenzie (of Flight of the Conchords), Vanessa Bayer, Caroline Polachek, Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), J Mascis, and others.  More

Jun 04, 2020

Last night, TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show as the musical guest. More

Fundraiser for Brooklyn Venue Pete’s Candy Store to Feature Rufus Wainwright, Kyp Malone, and More

Rippla TV is Hosting a Mega-Livestream on Saturday to Keep the Eclectic Venue Afloat

May 29, 2020

This Saturday (May 30) at 2 p.m. EST Rippla TV is hosting a mammoth fundraiser for the Brooklyn venue Pete’s Candy Store. It will feature, via live or recorded performances, Rufus Wainwright, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Joan As Police Woman, Beth Orton, and more. More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Pardoning the Unpardonable

Plus the Barcelona Attacks, the Solar Eclipse, Allah-Las, and Amber Coffman's Anti-Trump Song

Aug 25, 2017

This week we're going to spend a little time looking at presidential pardons as Trump hints at throwing one to a most undeserving man. There's also inappropriate political rallying, Barcelona attacks, and a solar eclipse scored by TV on the Radio in the mix. More

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Features Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus Reggie Watts, The Kills, Laura Marling, and Twin Peaks Collaborators

May 30, 2017

David Lynch is very much back in the public eye with the recent return of his iconic early '90s TV show Twin Peaks. Now he has announced another installment of his Festival of Disruption, which last year featured St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Xiu Xiu, and more.  More

Apr 28, 2017

Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 is another benefit for Planned Parenthood and is due out May 26 via Lionfish Music. More

Blondie Announce New Album Featuring Blood Orange, Charli XCX, and Johnny Marr, Share “Fun”

Pollinator Due Out May 5 via BMG, Also Features Sia, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and others

Feb 01, 2017

Blondie have announced a new album, Pollinator, and shared its first single "Fun." Pollinator is due out May 5 via BMG. The album features a slew of special guests, including Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, Sia, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, and others.  More

Apr 19, 2016

Today is the New York Presidential Primary. On the Democratic side, Hilary Clinton is favored to win, but if Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset victory it would provide major momentum for his campaign. The Sanders campaign have thus been pulling out all the stops to motivate young voters, who tend to favor him, and in the last few days he's held New York City rallies featuring performances by Vampire Weekend (also featuring Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth) and Grizzly Bear. Last night TV on the Radio performed at a Sanders rally in Long Island City, Queens at Hunter's Point South Park. 


Dec 04, 2015

Nevermen is a supergroup featuring TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and rapper Doseone (aka Adam Drucker). They formed years ago (back in 2008), but are only just now getting around to releasing their self-titled debut album, which is due out January 29, 2016 via Ipecac (Patton's label) and Lex. More

Nov 03, 2015

Nevermen is a supergroup featuring TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and rapper Doseone (aka Adam Drucker). They formed years ago (back in 2008), but are only just now getting around to releasing their debut album.  More

Sep 16, 2015

When it was announced that TV on the Radio and Run the Jewels would be doing some sort of collaborative performance together on the second week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert it was kind of hoped that they'd be performing a new collaborative song or even announcing a new joint project. Instead what we got last night was a Run the Jewels performance of Run the Jewels 2 cut "Angel Duster" with TV on the Radio as their backing band.  More

TV on the Radio and Run the Jewels to Perform Together on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

The Dead Weather and Willie Nelson Also to Play Separately That Week

Aug 31, 2015

On September 8 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts on CBS, with Colbert taking over the show formerly hosted by David Letterman. More

Nevermen (TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton, Doseone) Announce Album

Self-Titled Album Out This Fall, Listen to “Tough Towns”

Aug 05, 2015

Nevermen is a supergroup featuring TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and rapper Doseone (aka Adam Drucker). They formed years ago (back in 2008), but are only just now getting around to releasing their debut album. It'll be self-titled and out this fall. No details of the exact release date, label, or tracklist have been released, but the trio has shared a song from the album, the slightly experimental "Tough Towns." 


Jul 10, 2015

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek has a side-project named Maximum Balloon. It's been five years since we've heard from Maximum Balloon, back when their self-titled debut album was released.  More

Jun 10, 2015

TV on the Radio recently covered the theme song to HBO's Game of Thrones. This went down during the encore at their recent concert in Brisbane, Australia. More

Apr 08, 2015

TV on the Radio have premiered a brand new music video for their latest Seeds single "Trouble." More

Mar 25, 2015

On March 24, TV on the Radio did an in-store performance and a show at the Chicago Metro in Chicago, Illinois.  More

Mar 03, 2015

In support of their latest LP SeedsTV on the Radio have announced plans for a spring tour.  More

Oct 17, 2014

Last night trip-hop veterans Massive Attack performed L.A.'s Greek Theatre. More

Oct 07, 2014

Seeds, the fifth album from TV on the Radio, is due out next month on Nov. 18. More

Sep 30, 2014

TV on the Radio have premiered a brand new music video featuring "Happy Idiot," the lead single from the band's forthcoming album SeedsMore

Sep 02, 2014

Recently announcing their fifth album SeedsTV on the Radio have provided new details pertaining to the release. More

Jul 29, 2014

TV on the Radio have announced the forthcoming release of their next album, Seeds. More

Jun 13, 2014

Back in 2012 TV on the Radio guitarist and de facto producer Dave Sitek launched his very own label Federal Prism. More

Sep 06, 2013

Last night TV on the Radio were welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman where the veteran Brooklyn band performed their new single "Mercy." More

Sep 05, 2013

While we don’t have a lot of concrete details about the forthcoming TV on the Radio album - or even if there are plans for one - but what we do have is a new music video for the band's new single "Mercy." More

Aug 27, 2013

Following the release of their new single "Mercy," TV on the Radio have shared yet another standalone cut titled "Million Miles," providing it with its environmentally conscious music video.  More

Aug 15, 2013

Sebastian Silva, who this year alone has helmed two buzzed-about indie flicks, Crystal Fairy and Magic Magic, is working on another new film. Details have emerged about Nasty Baby, a comedy about a gay couple trying to have a baby.  More

Aug 13, 2013

Last year TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe announced the creation of a new side-project called Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. More

Listen: TV on the Radio - “Mercy”

First New Music Since Nine Types of Light

Jul 30, 2013

Departing with their long-time label Interscope earlier this year, and dropping hints that they may done with releasing traiditonal albums, TV on the Radio have premiered a brand new track titled "Mercy." More

Jul 15, 2013

Following their history-making music video on top of the Empire State Building, NYC trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs have turned over their Mosquito single "Despair" to fellow New Yorker Dave Sitek for a new remix. More

Listen: Esben and the Witch – “Deathwaltz (Dave Sitek remix)”

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face Out January 21, 2013

Dec 04, 2012

We’ve still got another month and a half or so to wait for the January 21 release of Esben and the Witch’s sophomore album, Wash the Sins Not Only the Face More

Nov 20, 2012

This week on Black Friday Norah Jones will be releasing a limited edition 10'' vinyl featuring four remixes of tracks from her Danger Mouse-collaborated LP Little Broken Hearts. More

Nov 19, 2012

Recently penning a song for the efforts of Occupy Wall Street, legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has returned with yet another piece of music with a song called "Queen of Midnight." More

TV on the Radio, Deerhunter Confirm Initial All Tomorrow’s Parties Lineups

TV on the Radio May 10 - 12, Deerhunter June 21 - 23

Nov 06, 2012

As previously reported, TV on the Radio and Deerhunter will be curating All Tomorrow's Parties forthcoming UK festivals in 2013. This morning both groups have announced the initial lineups of their respective events. More

Oct 24, 2012

After making a surprise appearance at Zuccotti Park last year, performing for the members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum has joined forced with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe to take part in a special Occupy telethon on Nov. 15. More

Dave Sitek Announces New Record Label, Federal Prism

Releasing Limited 12'' Featuring Remix by Trent Reznor

Oct 01, 2012

This past summer TV on the Radio multi-instrumentalist and producer Dave Sitek released a cryptic track titled "Shoop Lion," pairing it with a link to a website called "Federal Prism." More

Sep 18, 2012

All Tomorrow's Parties has announced that two festivals will take place next year at Camber Sands Holiday Centre in Minehead, England. More

Listen: Dave Sitek - “Shoop Lion”

Mystery Track From TV on the Radio Bandmember

Aug 17, 2012

A puzzling delivery has made its way into the Under the Radar inbox this morning. More

Watch: My Morning Jacket - “Outta My System” Video

Psychedelic, Mostly Animated Video Features Zach Galifianakis

Aug 06, 2012

My Morning Jacket have released a video for "Outta My System" off of their 6th album released May 2011, Circuital. More

The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg to Headline New NYC Music Festival Catalpa

TV on the Radio, The Big Pink, and Others Also Performing

Mar 22, 2012

New York City's latest musical bonanza has taken shape in the form of the Catalpa Festival, whose inaugural run will take place on Randall's Island from July 28-29. More

Tinariwen, Members of TV on the Radio Perform on “Colbert”

North African Collective Make National Television Debut

Nov 30, 2011

Last night on The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert introduced the greater part of America to Tinariwen, a North African "Touareg" band that made quite an impression on TV on the Radio members Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone when the two groups were introduced to one another at Coachella.  More

TV on the Radio Play “Leno”

Perform "Second Song"

Sep 30, 2011

Yesterday Brooklyn's TV on the Radio made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing the track "Second Song" off their most recent full length Nine Types of Light. More

TV on the Radio Announces EP/New Tour Dates

World Café Live EP Out September 6

Sep 01, 2011

There’s a plethora of TV on the Radio news. The Brooklyn band has been busy, adding dates in New York, Florida, and South Carolina to their already busy tour schedule. They did however find time to stop by The Village Studios in Santa Monica to record a live EP, comprised of material from recently released album, Nine Types of Light. More

Watch: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness” Video

Also Listen to Two New Remixes by Mylo and Das Racist

Jul 19, 2011

Today TV on the Radio premiered a music video for "Caffeinated Consciousness" off their April release Nine Types of Light via Interscope. More

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Tour Dates with Smith Westerns as Support

Watch New Video for “Hellcat Spangled Shalalala”

Jul 11, 2011

Arctic Monkeys have announced more tour dates in support of June release Suck It and See. More

TV on the Radio and Broken Social Scene: Tour Buddies

Bands Will Join Each Other on Fall Tour

Jun 06, 2011

Although they've been touring consistently for the last several months, TV on the Radio announced today additional tour dates...and tour mates. We have the details. More

TV on the Radio and Arctic Monkeys to Play Hollywood Bowl

Joined by Smith Westerns, Panda Bear, and Warpaint

Jun 02, 2011

On September 25, TV on the Radio and Arctic Monkeys are set to rock the Hollywood Bowl. We have the details.  More

May 18, 2011

Despite cancelling a number of tour dates after the death of bassist Gerard Smith, Brooklyn's TV on the Radio appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform "Will Do" from their latest album Nine Types of Light. More

Under the Radar’s Music vs. Comedy Issue Out Now - Aziz Ansari on the Cover!

Features David Cross, Ed Helms, Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Donald Glover, Ty Burrell, Nick Offerman, TV on the Radio, The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, and more

May 16, 2011

Under the Radar has a special Music vs. Comedy issue that streets this week. In this issue indie rock musicians and comedians interview each other. Aziz Ansari (NBC's Parks & Recreation) appears on the cover as David Bowie and for the issue he talked to both Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. More

TV on the Radio’s Gerard Smith Passes Away

Bassist Struggled With Lung Cancer

Apr 20, 2011

Sad news today from the TV on the Radio camp. Bassist Gerard Smith passed away today after a battle with lung cancer. More

TV on the Radio on TV

Band Stops by Letterman

Apr 15, 2011

Recently TV on the Radio stopped by to give Letterman an extra dose of funk, soul, and weird. We have video of the full concert.  More

Apr 12, 2011

Today, TV on the Radio’s newest album Nine Types of Light hits stores. We have the film version.  More

TV on the Radio: Now in Film Form!

Band Debuts Nine Types of Light, the Movie

Apr 06, 2011

‘Cause one format isn’t enough, TV on the Radio unveiled the next phase in their Nine Types of Light plan for world domination—Nine Types of Light, the movie. We have the details. 


Apr 05, 2011

Sharing a brain cell with the likes of Panda Bear and Foo FightersTV on the Radio have made their upcoming release Nine Types of Light available to stream in its entirety. More

Mar 22, 2011

The first cut off forthcoming TV on the Radio album Nine Types of Light (due out this spring) got a video today. We have the clip.  More

Mar 04, 2011

Pitchfork has announced the initial lineup of its 2011 Music Festival. More

Feb 23, 2011

TV on the Radio have unveiled through Twitter the full extent of their upcoming tour schedule in support of their upcoming album Nine Types of Light. More

The Return of TV on the Radio

Band Announces New Album, Due Spring 2011

Feb 07, 2011

TV on the Radio's LP hiatus is finally over. We have the details. More

Jun 04, 2010

While TV on the Radio slumbers (The name at least—all members are busy with other projects), producer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek is busy prepping his solo project under the name Maximum Balloon. More

Funny or Die Video: Aziz Ansari’s Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber

Aziz Ansari, Dave Sitek, and Nick Zinner vs. Justin Bieber

Apr 01, 2010

Oh, April Fools Day. The one day of year when hipsters and tweens alike can come together to enjoy cheep jokes about Justin Bieber (which the teen idol is in on). Thanks to Funny or Die (today: "Bieber or Die," as Bieber has apparently bought the site and turned into a fan site) for bringing us all together with this clip where Raaaaaaaandy (Aziz Ansari) claims that Bieber's hit "Baby" is really just a rip-off of his potential smash hit, "Baby Baby." Also involved? Pot Smoking, knee shooting, studio trashing. Watch carefully for TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner who appear as Raaaaaaaandy's backing band. More

Jan 08, 2010

As we reported last year, Liars' fifth LP, Sisterworld, is out March 9th via Mute. The noise rock trifecta will also put out a special edition, featuring a bonus disc of "remixes and reinterpretations" from several rock heavy-hitters. More

Fucked Up Release All-Star “Do they Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

Christmas Single Features Kevin Drew, Tegan and Sara, Kyp Malone, Ezra Koenig, Yo La Tengo, and others

Dec 09, 2009

Canadian band Fucked Up is leading the Christmas charge. With the help of a few friends (including comedian David Cross, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould of Husker Du, Tegan & Sara, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) they've released an updated version of 1980s classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?" More

Chairlift Announce Headlining Fall Tour, Support Shows With Phoenix

Also Performing with TV on the Radio At Chicago's Double Door

Jul 20, 2009

Brooklyn synth pop trio Chairlift are testing their road legs after signing to Columbia this past spring. The Chairlift headlining tour (with spazzy U.K. popsters Micachu & The Shapes) commences September 5, at NYC's Bower Ballroom, and will wrap up at London Brixton Academy at the tailend of the Phoenix support segment. More

Jamie Lidell, TV on the Radio, Of Montreal, Chuck D, and Others on Michael Jackson

Architecture in Helsinki, Superchunk, Pop Levi, Herbie Hancock also Comment on the King of Pop's Passing

Jun 26, 2009

Various musicians have either provided Under the Radar with quotes or issued general statements about the passing of Michael Jackson that we thought we'd share with you. Included are quotes or statements from Architecture in Helsinki, Chuck D, Jamie Lidell, Of Montreal, Pop Levi, TV on the Radio, Herbie Hancock, Superchunk, Snow Patrol, and others. More

Coachella 2009 Day Two Features Strong Sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes

Fans storm M.I.A.'s stage and Glasvegas cancel due to a hospitalized singer

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. Fans storm M.I.A.'s stage and Glasvegas cancel due to a hospitalized singer. More

Read Interviews with Artists Playing Coachella

Under the Radar articles on Those Performing This Weekend

Apr 16, 2009

We have posted to our website select previous Under the Radar interviews with some of the great artists playing the Coachella festival this weekend. If you're heading out to the festival, then check out these interviews at the links below to either give you a primer on an unfamiliar artist or remind you why they are one of your favorites whose set you will definitely be catching. Even if you're not hitting the desert festival, this is a great collection of back issue content newly posted to the site. More

Coachella Set Times Finally Posted

Start Weeping About Set Time Clashes Now

Apr 14, 2009

The set times for Coachella have finally been posted to the festival website. With a nerve-shattering 3 days to go, festival goers can finally agonize over conflicts, geography and meal times. More


TV on the Radio

Scientists of Political Pop

Nov 01, 2008

“I feel dumb for being on the road promoting a record; I feel like I should be learning how to grow my own food,” says TV on the Radio’s vocalist/guitarist Kyp Malone, referring to the economic crisis in the United States. “The whole thing seems like a big card game played with a bunch of cheaters. The worst thing about it, from a human perspective, is the people who have been suffering from the injustices of the economic system are going to bear the brunt of the greedy pigs’ tomfoolery at the top. If there isn’t some complete change of value systems, there is going to be a lot of pain and suffering ahead.” More





Nov 26, 2014

There are, according to the Internet's cod psychology, somewhere between five and seven stages of grief. Regardless of scientific accuracy, it is unlikely that any of the stages include "make a blistering pop funk album;" this brings us to TV on the Radio's fifth full-length offering, Seeds. More

Nine Types of Light

Nine Types of Light


Apr 19, 2011

With their fourth full-length album, TV on the Radio has updated the term “art rock” for the new decade while indirectly pressing for a reconsideration of what qualifies as pop. More

Lollapalooza 2009 Day Two Report

August 8th, 2009

Aug 09, 2009

A report from day two of Lollapalooza 2009, including Los Campesinos!, Chairlift, Glasvegas, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Coachella 2009 Day Two

April 18th, 2009

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. More