The quintessential Williamsburg band (both bassist Gerard Smith and singer Kyp Malone work/have worked at Bedford Ave. coffeeshop the Verb), TV on the Radio are almost a shoegazer pop band — their songs are a tug-of-war between fuzzed-out drones and U2-like melodies. Their debut album includes the breakthrough single "Staring at the Sun," which is half performed in a shrill falsetto, and a handful of songs (most notably "Ambulance") that feature what is perhaps best described as chop-shop harmonies — the doo-wop template mauled into a sound both soothing and coarse. One of the weirder pop records you'll hear.
By Marc Hogan on 02.19.15 in News
TV on the Radio came to one of the funniest TV shows running last night. On Comedy Central's Broad City, after co-stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer battled in an epic drum-off, multi-instrument Kyp Malone — as a Main...
By Dan Reilly on 12.09.14 in News
TV on the Radio previously booked a slate of European shows behind their sunny fifth album Seeds, and now the quartet announced it'll be coming home this spring for 10 U.S. gigs. They'll start on March 20 in Dallas and w...
By Michael Tedder on 12.05.14 in Features
Kyp Malone on why the Brooklyn band is still going strong in 2014.
By Maud Deitch on 11.20.14 in Features
Maud Deitch discusses the necessary growing pains of the Brooklyn band's fifth studio album.