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TV On The Radio
KEXP, October 4, 2006 [no label, 1CD]

And on with our next EP... New York avant-rock group, TV On The Radio, have been garnering good word of mouth especially for their latest release, Return To Cookie Mountain. The group also got a lot of publicity when their then-unreleased album was leaked into the internet at the beginning of the year.

Musically, they are a strong blend of rock and electronica. But the stripped-down sound in this radio broadcast easily brings the vocals right upfront and the result, for example, Blues From Down Here, is a touch of The Doors by way of David Bowie. And having the Thin White One, who is one of the band's biggest supporters, contributing guest vocals on the album, certainly makes music fans take note.

As Chris Dahlen of pitchforkmedia.com says of the new album: "It doesn't make an atmosphere so much as a space to spend time in, and Tunde Adebimpe doesn't become a narrator so much as a witness. We sidle up into his head and watch through his eyes the tyrants, the druggies, the cocky lovers, the losers, and those beautiful fools who still surrender to lines like 'Love is the province of the brave'."

Thanks to mycarrion for sharing the tracks.

As mycarrion says in the notes to the tracks: "These are very different versions of some newer songs found on their latest release entitled Return To Cookie Mountain. This stripped-down (and slowed-down) set is actually a return to how the band originally created and performed in Brooklyn, often sitting together on a floor and creating experimental sounds that have now evolved into one of the most incredible live acts around today."

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality, stereo MP3s - sample rate of 192 kibit/s). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.

 
Track 01 Intro (624k)
Track 02 Blues From Down Here (7.3MB)
Track 03 Interview (3.4MB)
Track 04 Playhouses (7.6MB)
Track 05 Interview (7.2MB)
Track 06 Wolf Like Me (7.4MB)
Track 07 Outro (515k)

Lineup:

Tunde Adebimpe
David Andrew Sitek
Kyp Malone
Jaleel Bunton*
Gerard Smith*
*not present on this recording



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