TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio has been called “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age” (BBC), ”the most innovative band on the planet” (AV Club), and simply “superb” (Rolling Stone), proving themselves to be one of the most influential bands of the decade. The band consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike. Their albums grace national ’best of’ and year-end lists, including their latest record Seeds (Harvest), topping The New York Times’ Jon Pareles’ Best Albums of 2014 list. Their live show has been dubbed “sexy nerdiness letting go in a controlled blast of unleashed energy” (The Boston Globe).
They’re influential, in their prime, they’re TV on the Radio, and they’ve established themselves as defining musicians of this generation. Seeds serves as another step in continuing to feed their reputation as “the most vital, current band in America” (Associated Press).
Prior to Seeds, TV on the Radio’s 2011 release, Nine Types of Light, was deemed “pure heaven” by the cherubs at Rolling Stone, earning the band a Grammy® nomination. Dear Science was voted #1 by fans in Pitchfork’s Reader’s Poll and the #1 album in the Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll, composed of reviews by more than 800 critics. Following the love its records received, the band went on to grace the stages of Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report. Earlier records, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes and Return to Cookie Mountain, stole the hearts of fans and critics alike just the same, winning the Shortlist Music Prize and Spin’s Album of the Year respectively.