TV on the Radio Break Hiatus, Release New Album in April

I’ve dug TV on the Radio for a good bit now. Their debut “Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes” caught my ear and got a bunch of replays through high school, especially the track “Staring at the Sun.” Then they released “Return to Cookie Mountain” and blew up like no other. While I didn’t dig the title, you couldn’t help but find yourself nodding your head to songs like “Wolf Like Me” and “I Was a Lover.” I saw them at Lollapalooza in 2009 and they were definitely one of the best live acts around that year. They have some melancholy tunes, but it’s more like let’s-nod-our-heads-and-get-absorbed as opposed to lets-sit-in-the-corner-and-cry-like-pussies music, if that makes sense. Sorry, college is ironically breaking my brain nowadays.

Staring at the Sun

Anyways, after a year and a half hiatus (can you call that a real hiatus? Sounds more like a vacation) the band is returning this year with a new album in April called “Nine Types of Light” and to show that the “hiatus” hasn’t made them shitty, they’ve released a killer new tune called “Will Do.” It’s definitely falls into that melancholy tune category, but it doesn’t make you feel sad. Their grooves and melodies are more about coping with that shit than walling in it.

“Nine Types of Light” is slated to be released on April 12th. Hear the single “Will Do” below along with a couple of my other favorites of theirs.

Will Do

Wolf Like Me

I Was A Lover


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