Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio is an American art rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from post-punk to electro and free jazz to soul music. Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that tends to have "experimental or avant-garde influences" and emphasizes "novel sonic texture." Amongst TV on the Radio influences featured Brian Eno and The Pixies. The band also cited Prince's Purple Rain as a classic.They said that their eclectic music is due for their liking for very diverse bands from Bad Brains to Earth, Wind & Fire, and Nancy Sinatra to Serge Gainsbourg. On September 3, 2009, Tunde Adebimpe announced that TV on the Radio would be taking a year long hiatus. During the nearly three years between Dear Science and Nine Types of Light, the members of TV on the Radio worked on their own projects. The west coast vibe sets Nine Types of Light apart from their other work. The band has always written about love with the same urgency and eloquence with which they tackle politics and other subjects, and Nine Types of Light is no exception. Adebimpe delivers two of the album’s brightest moments with “You,” a poppy meditation on how deceptive the heat of the moment can be. In many ways, the album shows that the band can age gracefully and try new things at the same time.

9 comments:

TheJanitor said...

For some odd reason it reminds me of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Moobeat said...

This is awesome. thank you.

Caduceus said...

Love it man!

A Kid At Heart said...

One of the best music blogs yet...mostly because you hinder to my types of genres. Keep it up!

Fugazi said...

I taste hot cinnamon when I see red

Entry Level Translator said...

Listened to them before, they're an alright band.

Mike Yurchenko said...

should listen

­­ wang said...

two types: particle and wave.

followed. hit me back up bro

biboa said...

listening right now ! thanks for sharing as always1

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