Come play a show in Miami.
Off the Radar
For the past couple of weeks Ray and I have been DJ'ing on the D.L. at PS14 on Thursdays.
Last week I dropped the new TV on the Radio track and Ray summed it up perfectly, "It's not something I would expect from them. That's why I love them!" (Okay, honestly, I (we) were pretty blitzed so I cannot remember that's EXACTLY what he said, but that's the jist of it.) The track is from their soon to be released (9/23) full length Dear Science, that Rolling Stone dubs as an "art rock symphony".
I'm listening to the entire thing right now, and it definitely shows the guys fine tuning their sound. I hear less of the soulful explosion we heard on their debut album (I miss it) but it also shows them evolving into a tight knit group with rolling beats(? hard to describe), and Tunde Adebimpe's unique vocals (one of the groups strongest points). Dave Sitek (keyboards, guitars) also produced the album.
In the end, it is a perfect follow up to Return to Cookie Mountain.
MP3: Golden Age (ysi)
MP3: Red Dress (ysi)
You can hear another track from the album, Dancing Choose, at their website.
I was able to check them out once when opened for The Faint in Miami (Ray was part of that show...). I just hope they come down again since it was waaaaaay back (2004 is a long time in bloglandia!) when they toured for Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes.
OOh, so another thing, if you want to hear music, some spankin' new music, come down to PS14 on Thursdays. It is probably one of the few (only) places you can hear it.