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The Return of Some Kings

In Worldwide on February 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

For whatever reason, the (music) world seems to have forgotten that TV on the Radio were on top of the world just a couple years ago. After the releases of their albums Return to Cookie Mountain and Dear Science, they were generally placed on the same level of admiration and adoration as artists like the Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and all those other ever present critical darlings. And then, just like that, it seems, they were gone. Well, they’re back.

I just noticed (or, more accurately, was tweeted, emailed, RSS feeded and tumbled) news that the group is putting out another album this spring. The release is going to be titled Nine Types of Light, and considering the group has never really put out anything that’s not worth listening to, I feel fully justified in expecting a high quality piece of work.

Trusty old Pitchfork also announced that the group will be playing at Radio City Music Hall in April. I was recently conversing online with the Morrow Man (elephant hat, fyi), and we both agreed that TV on the Radio’s performance at Central Park’s Summerstage a couple years back (accompanied by the Dirty Projector’s, who are no slouches themselves) was one of the best concerts we have attended. It rained just enough to heighten the experience dramatically without getting everyone grumpy, although, to be fair, it takes quite a lot of rain to damper my spirits. Not because I’m a peppy guy, I just like rain a lot. Anyway, shit was dope. And I have the highest hopes (and confidence) that their new album will equal that performance in its dopeness.

-ES

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