TV on the Radio have taken the bar set by indie movers and shakers, like Sonic Youth and Radiohead and put in on the top shelf, far away from prying little fingers. There are few bands who can claim to be as diverse, unique or simply entertaining as TV on the Radio and my admiration for them is boundless.
Lead singer, Tunde Adebimpe, all round genius, Dave Sitek and guitarist Kyp Malone create some of the most memorable and mind-blowing melodies / harmonies and general genius seemingly at will. Every album since Malone joined (Sitek and Adebimpe only released one album with a collection of home-recordings)the band has been a step forward, stagnation is not something TV on the Radio have ever heard of. They will mesmorise you, they always do. Their music washes down like a smooth whiskey, served just as you like it. Yes they are labelled as “experimental, indie, post punk, etc etc”, but let me tell you this, it matters none.
TV on the Radio are a truly unique and original music offering, they’re more than a band, they’re a benchmark. I tried to figure out different genres that they incorporate, but I cannot, that is because I believe they've done what so many only strive to do, be truly original, they've created something new, something important.
So just put some TV on the Radio, because as the name clearly states, it’s visual stimulation for your ears.