Tv On The Radio

Tv On The Radio

Eight things you should know about the ten tracks of the new album by TV On The Radio - and to stay with the numbers the same times: It is called "Nine Types Of Light" ... and has two more, saying a dozen songs, when accessed in the deluxe edition. Let's go.

01. The new album of TV On The Radio, as I said "Nine Types Of Light" (Interscope), and pass on 15/04/2011 appears not only sounds opulent and massive and grand, no, it sounds at the same time otherwise than its predecessor. Could one on the previous albums yet often must hints of (world) pain, misery, or roughly speaking out listening "dystopian Trains", can be found on the new album almost exclusively songs where Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone sing about their aspirations and love. This is new, and the reason is this: "I like happens to love songs," says Tunde. "So there is no particularly bad news about my private life, which now had somehow triggered. I just like the structure of love songs, the poetry. " Kyp added that the new album may indeed quite "optimistic" sound "positive" or, however, there was to the effect no rules or staked out in advance objectives. "We have earlier tried once, so to work with great concepts, but we are so far not come. can Organic grow anything but because we just spend time together, are together and permanently replace us. "

Even if "Nine Types Of Light" At first glance, therefore acts as an album that consists mostly of love songs, the exact meaning of the lyrics is often still a little deeper. On "You" sings Tunde For example, the following words in the chorus - "You're the only one I have ever loved." His voice sounding so honest and sincere that one takes him this boundless and unparalleled love immediately. But appearances are deceptive, as Tunde explains: "The song is about that feeling that sometimes comes when you want another person to show his love, but then falls back only on this beautiful sounding phrases: 'You're the only one I have ever loved'? The only? For sure? Actually pretty cruel to throw another man this line to the head - because it almost certainly involves a lie ".

02. "Nine Types Of Light" is the fourth album of TV On The Radio. However, one should perhaps better than "the fourth proper studio album" the band designate; before these four albums they had an EP Released - "Young Liars" - And a hand made CD with 18 tracks named "OK Calculator" (Thom Yorke and Co. can naturally greet), commonly classified more as demo tape (which is likely to be the chosen distribution channel in the first place: "Exiled" was "OK Calculator" namely only by the CDs were deposited under any sofa cushions in various New York cafes - just so to take away). After their official debut "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes" they went straight to Shortlist Prize had given, was "Return To Cookie Mountain" (2006) a great success so that times all agreed here: The feedback has been overwhelming around the globe, TVOTR suddenly on everyone's lips. The US-Rolling Stone called the LP "perhaps strangely-fairest, most psychedelic and sophisticated disc of the year", said the New York Times joined in a hymn: "It sounds experimental, yet catchy, introspective and yet more confident, either gloomy or funny, and overall just rich relates very much what sound and depth. 'Return To Cookie Mountain' is clearly one of the best records of the year. "

"Nine Types Of Light" So now the successor of cracking "Dear Science"-Album from 2008, with the TVOTR the absolute breakthrough: album of the year at several media (including the Rolling Stone, spin, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly and MTV), And the tour to the publication of this third album gave the band a whole year sold out shows around the world. By then they were literally everywhere - and yet were TV On The Radio still classified as "Brooklyn band". What basically nothing bad is yes. Because the group - consisting of Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone, Dave Sitek, Jaleel Bunton and Gerard Smith - Comes in fact from the beautiful Brooklyn.

03. However, you need every now and then anyway a change of scenery: "Nine Types Of Light" have TV On The Radio recorded in Los Angeles; an absolute novelty, after they had made all their previous recordings in Brooklyn. 2010 moved Dave Sitek, busier producer, multi-instrumentalist and opportunity beatboxer of the band, but in the Angel City on the west coast, because he wanted to amendments. Thus arose "Nine Types Of Light" Finally, in his own studio. However, the shots went outside the usual (scenic-) limits of Greenpoint and Williamsburg not so fantastically on how one might expect the dignity; but this in no way was due to some form of "L.A. hatred", like many other New Yorkers might like him evince. "In fact, I find Los Angeles even really great," says Jaleel. "But if there something like a bohemian district is, an area in which you retire and be creative there, we were of the exact opposite."

"It was in such an ultra-modern shopping center very close by Rodeo Drive, and the Modern Institute of Plastic Surgery was also only a few blocks away," reports Tunde continue. "On our floor were all the time over any construction workers at work. This was not just hard and pathetic - say more like this: When I was a peddler work WOULD BE that of the place where I would spontaneously to slit my wrists. "

"Nine Types Of Light" was written and recorded within approximately three months, so this time everything went a bit faster than its predecessors.

04th Although this should be really clear: TV On The Radio write no classic pop songs. They move away from the usual structures: rather kill two or three hooks per song and combine very different approaches in a track. Distorted guitar sounds, meandering or Hall drowned bass lines - the songs of TVOTR characterized by an underlying energy that threatens to explode at any moment, and this pressure, this voltage ensures that their sound is so under the skin. Meanwhile this explosive potential has probably become her trademark, especially in combination with Tundes nonchalant vocals. Granted, some of the new songs are simple knitted as one that knows of them. "Will Do" begins with a greyhound, to the familiar hum and whir uses while Tunde About his uncontrollable feelings for a woman sings that refuses to reciprocate this love. "I would say that the songs are built any easier on the new record," he says himself. "But could that also be that we have simply become better as a musician."

Additional tracks from "Nine Types Of Light" Counting more towards post-rock while walking especially forward "No Future" (Controls here Kyp influenced the singing with) or even the eighties of rap "Caffeinated Consciousness", the perhaps even somewhat reminiscent of the group Big Audio Dynamite. And then there are two pieces, "All Falls Down" and "The Troubles", contained in addition to the deluxe edition of the album.

05th "Nine Types Of Light" may seem at first glance to a strange choice for an album title. Perhaps an allusion to some obscure law of nature, something with light refraction or so. Or a comprehensive theory about film and photographic techniques. However, the album title refers to anything concrete, as the band says. No innuendo without cryptic meanings: "It's just one of those things that did me no longer go any out of your head," says Tunde. "I found the content interesting that this sentence in which it's all about nine kinds of light, excludes necessarily billions of other species. I like this arbitrariness, this degree of uncertainty to it, "In other words. One should Tunde better not ask to list the nine types of light to which it refers, entitled ...

06th There is such a classic cycle, a procedure, after almost operating like all bands. The focus is on the album releases: First the plate is taken, then published, and then the tour comes to the album, eventually will be the whole thing also present live. FOR a band with a loyal, yet steadily growing fan base as TVOTR can this cycle ever take two years, which is quite long, considering how much (creative) energy costs all. You can pretty burned out - and so it came after "Dear Science". "When we played the last concert for the last album, I wanted to do everything - but nothing to have with music," says Tunde. "The whole had been a so fierce and intense time, which I do not want to say now that it was good or bad incredible - it was just hard. Intensive. I then very much written and drawn. " Gerard Smith About his experiences: "By a break after such a cycle, we can focus on all the other things focus that we want to make even. We were able to let off a little pressure and then concentrated to go back to work. Finally, we will never get to the point where this band as work, feel like a job. "

07th So large and unique TV On The Radio also are - and so they are celebrated for it in the world -, this band then it is not enough to quench the thirst of creative FIVE members. Consequently, they have the time between album releases used repeatedly in order to pursue other projects: Tunde and Gerard have the soundtrack for the film "The Lottery" written, a documentary about the public education system of the United States (the example of the Success Academy in Harlem). In addition, Tunde worked on a series of short films, which, he says, perhaps even to be shown sometime - but perhaps not. And then he of course in the fOr an Oscar nominated movie "Rachel Getting Married" played. Gerard however, has made on his own music and was a producer for the New York band Midnight Masses active. Jaleel leaving in the phase between the albums the drums are exceptionally left; instead he has time again played guitar, ultimately that was his first instrument. Also played in blues and gospel combo Reverend Vince Anderson His Love Choir (Not only a great name, but also "one of the best concerts I've ever been" as Jaleel reports). Moreover, you could continue to order from him his beer because he is still regularly in the legendary bar Max Fish encountered in the Lower East Side behind the counter.

Dave Sitek has in the meantime under the name maximum Balloon his solo album released (on DGC / Interscope); the album guests included in this case as friends Karen O, Theophilus London and David Byrne. In addition, he has worked with various other artists and produced their albums - among others he was with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whales and Holly Miranda in the studio. Before not long been known that it further for the next album of Jane's Addiction will come as a bass player and producer in action. Kyp has his solo album under the name Rain Machine published and a few shorter tours completed - one with Jolie Holland, a fellow singer-songwriter from San Francisco. Even if one were to assume that the members of TVOTR after a long recording and touring stage only once have had enough and you can hunt them with further gigs and sessions (and in some cases exceeds the even provided for), saw Kyp it quite differently: "I feel that I as a musician it grows every time I join this cycle: representatives on an album, it presenting live on tour and play with different musicians and thus purely human come in new situations. All these experiences shape me and influence my understanding of what music can be. "

08. TV On The Radio currently planning an extended tour that distinguish them from just before the release "Nine Types Of Light" will compete. On April 13, they will perform at New York's Radio City Music Hall. coming in June TV On The Radio then fOr 3 live dates to Germany:

23/06/2011 MÜnchen, Muffathalle

26.06.2011 Berlin, Astra

05.07.2011 KÖln, LiveMusicHall

In this country appears "Nine Types Of Light" at the 15/04/2011

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