TV on the Radio
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Biography TV on the Radio
TV On The Radio – rock band with an experimental sound in new York city, formed in 2001. Her music combines elements of post-punk, free jazz, soul and electronics. The founders of the band, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew saytek have time to deal with not only music but also visual arts. Adebimpe graduated from film school at new York University on a speciality the artist-animator, and the best proof of his success in this work can serve as the video for the single Pin group Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Both engaged in painting. The guys met when saytek lived in the house where Adebimpe was the room. Both began to write his music, but soon realized that can successfully combine their ideas. Together, with Saytek’s brother, Jason, played the drums and other instruments, they started to record their invented material. The first album recorded with their own money, they called OK Calculator, by analogy with the work of Radiohead OK Computer. This work is strikingly different from anything that later did the musicians. The first real success came to him with the release of the EP Young Liars (2003), which was attended by Brian chase and Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
After joining TV On The Radio guitarist and vocalist Kip Malone, the band released Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), is even more stylistically diverse album that clearly demonstrates the musical views and objectives of the musicians. The band made a mix of futuristic electronics sounds, nostalgic melodies of pop music and energy of punk. This work TV On The Radio revealed an unexpected combination of elements of different genres, from progressive rock to gospel, became the personification of the very young music for the twenty-first century. The musicians managed to get in one album songs, having a minimum of common features and to unite them under a unique, yet unnamed, style. For this album the guys from TV On The Radio in 2004, he was awarded the Shortlist Music Prize. In 2005, the team toured, and then returned to the Studio Saytek Stay Gold for work on the second album. They have also recorded an MP3 track with a criticism of George Bush, Dry Drunk Emperor, available on their website.
In the summer of 2006 TV On The Radio has pleased listeners with a new album Return to Cookie Mountain. It was a more Mature work, but it showed that searching for the style the band is not made up. They managed to give relevance to the singing and guitar sound in the epoch of electronic music and digital arrangements. David Andrew saytek has produced for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and Scarlett Johansson. The most recent album, Dear Science (2008) showed the listener postmodern experiments TV On The Radio. This time, the musicians used a wide range of samples and arrangements and played a variety of vocals. It is obvious that with every album they are trying to appeal to maximum number of directions at the same time, creating a coherent and emotional piece of music. But it is already clear that the most powerful weapon in the Arsenal of TV On The Radio is the voice of Tunde Adebimpe. The talent and originality of the musicians TV On The Radio, appreciated by David Bowie, who performed the role of backing vocals for the song Prison with their second album.