TV on the Radio Tease Fall Album ‘Seeds’

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 07.29.14 in News

TV on the Radio will return this fall with Seeds, their first new album since leaving Interscope after 2011′s Nine Types of Light. The LP will be out on Capitol imprint Harvest Records, the New York band announced along with the teaser video below, which mixes atmospheric rock with colorful, gooey visuals. On a somber note, the album is also the first since the death of bassist Gerard Smith from cancer.

The Tunde Adebimpe-led group already has several live dates scheduled this year. The members of TVOTR have also been making the media rounds, appearing on Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice web series. They confirmed work on a new album late last year, posting on Facebook: “Time to let the cat out of the bag: We’re working on a new record. Right this very moment. Meow, y’all.”

Adebimpe, who also plays in the Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, confirmed TVOTR’s departure from Interscope in a SPIN interview in April 2013. “We’re sort of collecting material for a record, but right now we’re only thinking in terms of songs, smaller things we can put out regularly until an album seems possible,” he said. Since then, the band has released the songs “Million Miles” and “Mercy,” the latter of which they played for a visibly ecstatic David Letterman.

TVOTR’s members have been busy on their own since their last full-length, as well. Guitarist and producer Dave Sitek, who recently collaborated with Tinashe, produced Kelis’ new Food album and has been releasing music through his Federal Prism label. Aside from Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Adebimpe and TVOTR singer/multi-instrumentalist Kyp Malone appeared on 2013′s Red Hot & Fela compilation and Malian band Tinariwen’s 2011 Tassili LP.