Posts Tagged ‘TV On The Radio’

June 27, 2017

I just caught a stunning performance by Australia’s Amy Shark at her San Francisco debut at Popscene earlier this month, plus I was privy to a super rad TV on the Radio set at the inaugural ID10T Fest over the weekend in Mountain View. It seems fitting that this remix happens to drop right after. Famed TV on the Radio member and producer Dave Sitek has given Amy Shark’s breakout hit, Adore, a spectacular remix. It’s an ethereal chiming, lavish soaring beauty. The original comes from Amy Shark’s acclaimed debut EP, Night Thinker, an absolute must from this rapidly blossoming singer songwriter. 

March 8, 2017

It’s not everyday that we sound the horn upon encountering news of an exciting new festival, but we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to ID10T, a music festival and “comic conival” created and hosted by comedian, musician, actor, television host, and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick. AND the festival is happening right here, in the Bay, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre just south of me this June. 

ID10T features an incredible lineup of musical talent. It’s surprising how vast and expansive the lineup is, ranging from Weezer to Crystal Castles, Girl Talk to OK Go. A sure to be incendiary Mad Decent dance tent also features long time I Heart Moosiq supported production stars, like Jai Wolf, Gryffin, Madeon, and more. 

Alongside all that fabulous music comes a whole lot of daytime comic book and art related activities featuring famed creators plus a full exhibitor village. As if that isn’t already plenty to take in, there’s also going to be a comedy tent. 

You all know I’m a music fanatic, but I also spend my spare time watching The Walking Dead, marveling over art, enjoying Marvel films, and more. ID10T really can’t be more exciting, a perfect way to spend a summer weekend. It also kicks off at a more than affordable price compared to all the other events and festivals that cost an arm and a leg these days. Find out more about ID10T, here.

August 28, 2015
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As quite the die hard fan of TV On The Radio, my heart always skips a beat when I see the name Tunde Adebimpe attached to any collaborative project. And I’m usually not disappointed by what I hear on these fortunate encounters. The latest such treat to surface is a track named Grind from dark electronic pop artist from Portland named Natasha Kmeto, who somehow avoided my radar till now despite how much her haunting music befits my tastes. Consider me a new fan, especially after she enlists Tunde Adebimpe on Grind, a song that, as its title suggests, dredges and gouges a deep impression with its pounding intensity and spectral beauty. Grind will be on Natasha Kmeto’s forthcoming album Inevitable, out September 18th via Dropping Gems.

April 8, 2015
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One week ago, I had the pleasure of watching TV on the Radio tear it up on stage again at the Fox Oakland. They were as great as I remembered them to be at the last headlining show I attended back in 2012 at the intimate Independent. I have some mad love for that band, and for Tunde Adebimpe. It was very much a pleasant surprise and fantastic treat today when I saw that Tunde had teamed up with Sinkane and Sal P for a new song named Speedline Miracle Masterpiece, off the forthcoming The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos compilation (the genre-spanning collection of new music for Grand Theft Auto V, available April 21st). Speedline Miracle Masterpiece is a spectacular sonic wall of TV On The Radio like funky indie rock sound and bold, blaring production. 

TV On The Radio – Careful You

October 8, 2014

I’m a huge, huge fan of Brooklyn’s TV On The Radio, and I’m infinitely excited that they’re following up superb 2011 album Nien Types Of Light with a new one, Seeds. I’m also endlessly elated that I’ll get to see them live again in a couple weeks at Treasure Island Music Festival, having seen how brilliant they were live at the Independent 3 years ago. Today, TVotR gives us a new track off the forthcomign Seeds. Careful You is a pulsing, dark gem, a showcase of their unique alt and synth rock sound. Tunde Adebimpe’s vocals are always a welcome delight for my ears. Along with recent single Happy Idiot, I’m a very happy TVotR fan. Seeds is out November 17 on Harvest.

TV On The Radio – Careful You

October 8, 2014

I’m a huge, huge fan of Brooklyn’s TV On The Radio, and I’m infinitely excited that they’re following up superb 2011 album Nien Types Of Light with a new one, Seeds. I’m also endlessly elated that I’ll get to see them live again in a couple weeks at Treasure Island Music Festival, having seen how brilliant they were live at the Independent 3 years ago. Today, TVotR gives us a new track off the forthcomign Seeds. Careful You is a pulsing, dark gem, a showcase of their unique alt and synth rock sound. Tunde Adebimpe’s vocals are always a welcome delight for my ears. Along with recent single Happy Idiot, I’m a very happy TVotR fan. Seeds is out November 17 on Harvest.

TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot

September 2, 2014

TV On The Radio announced their new album, and I can’t be more excited, being quite the fan of their music. Seeds comes out on November 18 via Harvest Records, and the Brooklyn band has already unveiled a taste off the release, Happy Idiot. Watch the lyric video below. The song is delightfully catchy and cold wavey, and as always, it’s great to hear Tunde Adebimpe’s voice again. I can’t wait to hear them perform some new tunes at Treasure Island Music Festival in October. I hope they’ll play plenty of old tunes, too. TVotR is certainly amazing live, and the last time I caught them was when they were on tour for 2011’s Nine Types Of Light, right after Gerard Smith passed away, tragically. The show was at the tiny Independent in San Francisco, and it was really something special, especially considering the circumstances.

TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot

September 2, 2014

TV On The Radio announced their new album, and I can’t be more excited, being quite the fan of their music. Seeds comes out on November 18 via Harvest Records, and the Brooklyn band has already unveiled a taste off the release, Happy Idiot. Watch the lyric video below. The song is delightfully catchy and cold wavey, and as always, it’s great to hear Tunde Adebimpe’s voice again. I can’t wait to hear them perform some new tunes at Treasure Island Music Festival in October. I hope they’ll play plenty of old tunes, too. TVotR is certainly amazing live, and the last time I caught them was when they were on tour for 2011’s Nine Types Of Light, right after Gerard Smith passed away, tragically. The show was at the tiny Independent in San Francisco, and it was really something special, especially considering the circumstances.

July 11, 2014
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When I hit the play button on this remix of Johnny Stimson’s Sugar, I found myself reeling from something completely unexpected. After all, Dallas artist Johnny Stimson’s Sugar is a super grooving, R&B/soul flavored tune, not unlike the music of Justin Timberlake. Of course, I should have known better, since the remix is by London duo Avec Sans, who are adept at giving songs soaring, spacious, synthy atmosphere. My initial instinct was just so skewed by the fact that the song is a Johnny Stimson. But, yes, of course, Avec Sans can brilliantly take that jam and create this eye opener of a lustrous, magnificent, driving soundscape out of it. Oh, and I still can’t get over Avec Sans’ cover of TV on The Radio’s Will I. Resharing below. I love TV on the Radio.

July 11, 2014
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When I hit the play button on this remix of Johnny Stimson’s Sugar, I found myself reeling from something completely unexpected. After all, Dallas artist Johnny Stimson’s Sugar is a super grooving, R&B/soul flavored tune, not unlike the music of Justin Timberlake. Of course, I should have known better, since the remix is by London duo Avec Sans, who are adept at giving songs soaring, spacious, synthy atmosphere. My initial instinct was just so skewed by the fact that the song is a Johnny Stimson. But, yes, of course, Avec Sans can brilliantly take that jam and create this eye opener of a lustrous, magnificent, driving soundscape out of it. Oh, and I still can’t get over Avec Sans’ cover of TV on The Radio’s Will I. Resharing below. I love TV on the Radio.