Thanks to my pal Kyp Malone for giving me a copy of his new double LP Seeds last night - with amazing Moiré pattern animated cover and melted gumball vinyl!
Seeds is the fifth studio album by American art rock band TV on the Radio, released on November 18, 2014 through Harvest Records. It is the band's first album since the 2011 death of their bassist, Gerard Smith. The album's first single, "Happy Idiot", was released on September 2, 2014. Seeds was recorded in Los Angeles, at guitarist Dave Sitek's Federal Prism home studio. Sitek also produced the record
Similarly, that album's philosophical tone continues on Seeds, with the band confronting loss directly on the album's first half and accepting it on the second. TV on the Radio are often at their most compelling when they're grappling with something, and album opener "Quartz" - on which Tunde Adebimpe asks "How hard must we try?" - showcases them in all their frustrated glory
Seeds isn’t TV on the Radio’s strongest album, but it is a radiant reboot, a move forward and a reason to move. TV On The Radio have returned from an uncertain period sounding remarkably fresh.
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Band Name TV On The Radio. Released date 18 November 2014. Labels Harvest Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album1. 2. Careful You. 3. Could You. 4. Happy Idiot.
TV on the Radio’s breakout, 2008’s Dear Science, best embodied the band’s creative inertia. The album showcased funky and forward thinking arrangements that blended seamlessly with lead singer Tunde Adebimpe’s varied delivery, making transitions between tracks like Crying to Dancing Choose both jolting and immensely enjoyable. However, 2011’s Nine Types of Light seemed a slight regression from Dear Science, as the band replaced some of its fervent need for experimentation with a more laid back and warm sentimentalism. Three years after Nine Types of Light and the tragic death of long-time bassist and keyboardist Gerard Smith, TV on the Radio return with Seeds. Seeds is plagued by many of the same issues present on Nine Types of Light.
Album by TV on the Radio.