TV On The Radio

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock experimental alternative rock electronic post-rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

US experimental rock unit TV On The Radio emerged from New York City’s visual art scene to make an immediate impact with the release of their 2003 debut EP, Young Liars. The band developed out of musical experiments performed by friends and Brooklyn neighbours Tunde Adebimpe (vocals) and David Andrew Sitek (keyboards/programming). The former was already an established animator who had directed the video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘Pin’, while the latter had produced tracks for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and was also a visual artist. The music on Young Liars was originally intended as a personal project but, after gaining a limited release on the Touch & Go imprint in summer 2003, soon developed a word-of-mouth reputation. The five tracks on the EP covered a startling range of bases, drawing on post-punk, art-rock, ambient, electronica and even Afrobeat, with Adebimpe’s soulful vocals providing a focal point. The EP closed with an a cappella...

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