Entries tagged with: TV On The Radio
Taped on Monday, but aired on Friday...
DOWNLOAD: The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Testimony (MP3)
In the midst of popular electronic-based production teams such as Justice and DFA, Embassy Sound Productions (ESP) emerges with a fresh approach to dance-oriented rock and roll, using live instrumentation to evoke the intricate arrangements of Norman Whitfield, Quincy Jones, and Phil Spector as well as the pared down beats of contemporaries like The Neptunes and Danger Mouse.I was going to list a whole bunch of keywords that come to mine when listening to the The Phenomenal Handclap Band, but I think they have it covered. Maybe throw in 'B movie soundtrack' (I mean that in a good way). Their unsigned, unreleased album also features contributions by (in addition to who they already mentioned) members of Antibalas, Oakley Hall, the Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse's band, Diamond Nights, Persephone's Bees and Apollo Heights. The people in the picture (can you name any?) are the core group of the band. So far the collective has only played one show. Tonight (Thursday September 25th) is their second. I think there will be 12 people on stage. Details below...
ESP is Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, two New York underground club DJs who became restless with the concept of playing other people's music. Having been involved with and disenchanted by the local rock and roll scene, they began to focus on producing.
Their initial projects resuscitated the respective careers of two veteran soul acts (New York's Joe Bataan and Brazil's União Black) and garnered critical acclaim, leading Daniel & Sean to set their sights on The Phenomenal Handclap Band, a supergroup comprised of a "who's who" of the indie rock and underground soul scenes. Members of such diverse bands as TV on the Radio, L'Trimm, Calla, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mooney Suzuki, and Sí Se all contribute their individual talents to the album.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band sound is an anthemic, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive rock, disco, electro, and '60s soul with sprinklings of hip hop-styled orchestral breakbeats and moody, synth-heavy hooks.
[that's the description written on their MySpace]
TV on the Radio are playing an outside performance for Letterman today, Monday September 22nd. People that want to watch can show up at 53rd and Broadway - taping is 7-8 and they play "Dancing Choose" around 7:45. Real TVOTR show dates HERE. Their new album Dear Science is out Tuesday. Their new video is below...
The New York-based band, set to release their third full-length CD 'Dear Science' on September 23, create a surreal world in the video for the first single from the album. 'Golden Age' is complete with instruments that magically appear and human heads morphing into those of animals.The video is @ Spinner. Tour Dates HERE. Info on Tunde's new movie role HERE.
Rachel Getting Married
Jonathan Demme's new movie Rachel Getting Married stars Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt & Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio) and features Robyn performing two songs: "America" and one written for the movie, "Up to Our Nex." The film competes at the Venice Film Festival September 3rd, premieres at Toronto September 6th and opens October 3rd in New York. A screening at the London Film Festival will be announced shortly.Tickets for the NYC show are on sale. TV on the Radio is touring this fall too. The Rachel movie trailer, and all Robyn dates, below...
Robyn will be doing a short US tour in November, performing I Often Dream Of Trains with Terry Edwards on keyboards, horns, & bass and Captain Tim Keegan on guitar. They will be appearing in NYC at Symphony Space on November 22, which is being filmed by John Edginton for the Sundance Channel and DVD release on YepRoc. More dates will be announced in a couple months.
Duffy is playing Webster Hall (and other places). Tickets are on sale.
Check the free show calendar for FREE SHOWS.
TV on the Radio @ Masonic Temple in Brooklyn
Oct 14 - w/ The Dirtbombs (SOLD OUT)
Oct 15 - w/ Telepathe (SOLD OUT)
Oct 16 - w/ Dragons of Zynth (on sale Thursday @ noon)
All dates below...
SFOTE (tonight's charity) tells me that...
The original lineup of "Simply Fly" had to change due to a LOT of major unforseen scheduling and logistical problems that apparently came up on Friday evening. Everything else on the bill is the same, and the late-night party is in place, as well.The bill now reads, "performances by SIMPLY FLY: TUNDE ADEBIMPE (TV on the Radio), RYAN SAWYER (Tall Firs, Eye Contact, Stars Like Fleas,) and LIZZI BOUGATSOS (Gang Gang Dance) will be performing along with DRAGONS OF ZYNTH, KANENG LOLANG, and the BROOKLYN JUMBIES (stilt dancing/fire breathing/traditional african drum and dance troupe)."
We are down to give anyone who purchased tix in advance a chance to get a refund... they should contact Ticketweb for refund information, just spoke with them and gave the OK for anyone who wants a refund before the show tonight to get one immediately.
But I'm hopeful that you can stress that as the event is for a great cause (helping pay for kids' transportation for school in Trinidad-- 100% of the door goes directly to the recipients in need), we hope people will still come out and support the great crew of musicians that are on the bill this evening!
Just when I started to think that Brooklyn Masonic Temple changed its mind about having concerts, Broken Social Scene announces one there in October, and TV on the Radio says they'll be there for two evenings that same month. Tickets ($25, 18+) for the October 14th and 15th TVOTR shows go on sale August 9th at noon. The new TVOTR album us out September 23rd. All dates below...
MBAR = Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson who had 5 upcoming NYC shows in my last post. The one at Glasslands happened and four more were added. That makes 8 upcoming NYC shows for Miles this summer, including one this Saturday at Cake Shop with TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone. Then in September Miles and Kyp and Tunde and the rest of TV on the Radio will play some shows together elsewhere in the country. Hopefully TVOTR will add a NYC date soon as well. All shows, and MBAR's new "Buriedfed" video, below...
a catch up post....
Mandy Moore and rumored beau Ryan Adams were spotted shopping at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles and Vintage Gear Guitar Shop in Los Angeles yesterday.Winona Ryder has since moved on to a member of Rilo Kiley. Devendra Banhart and Natalie Portman could not be reached for comment. Check out more (not very nice paparazzi-style) pictures of Ryan, OR watch Scarlett Johansson sing Tom Waits backed by members of Celebration BELOW...
The awkwardly-paired duo fell for one another while working closely together on her album Wild Hope last year.
Angster-singer Adams has previously dated a slew of other offbeat brunette actresses, including Parker Posey and Winona Ryder.
This is the first time the happy couple has been snapped together because...well...photogs had no idea who Ryan Adams was until now! [FadedYouth Blog]
A behind the scenes sneak peek into our new film series "dublab VisionVersion." This photo is from the shoot our friends at Lodger did with Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio. He played a few amazing songs from his new solo project Rain Machine. [dublabrat]Rain Machine is playing Knitting Factory in NYC this Wednesday night (May 21) with The Dead Science.
As pointed out yesterday in the comments, "TV on the Radio (members)" were scheduled to play a benefit show at Union Pool last night. The benefit was for "a small but damaging fire" that happened last Sunday at Zebulon (another music venue in the same Brooklyn neighborhood). According to someone that went,
tv on the radio were pretty rad last night - no kyp and a fill-in drummer - but they kicked out some new jams that sounded awesome.According to someone else I talked to, they only played six songs. Zebulon is currently closed. According to their MySpace,
After the fire , we are fixing ...and hope to be back as soon as we can!!!!There was a less-serious fire at Webster Hall last night.
Thanks for all the messages...we will keep you posted...and hope to see you again real soon...Zteam
TV on the Radio has some actual tour dates coming up.
Scarlett Johansson's inspired Atco Records debut album ANYWHERE I LAY MY HEAD features her distinctive interpretations of ten songs by Tom Waits plus one original selection, "Song For Jo." Johansson co-wrote the track with TV On The Radio's David Andrew Sitek, who produced the album and lends his multi-instrumental talents throughout as well. She is also joined by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, Sean Antanaitis from Celebration and others.
TV on the Radio (dunechaser)
The Monolith Festival is a two-day music festival happening in Colorodo on September 13th & 14th at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. They haven't actually announced the lineup yet, but a few bands like Holy Fuck!, Idlemine, Akron/Family, PWRFL POWER, AND....TV on the Radio have already confirmed they're playing there. And according to the Thievery Corporation poster I posted today, TVOTR are also playing a show in DC in June. That's soon. All dates below....
High Places @ Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY (mercurialn)
For rock bands this is a great time to be weird and independent in Brooklyn. After years in which the sound of New York was defined by various shades of retro monochrome -- the new wave minimalism of the Strokes, the disco-punk of the Rapture and LCD Soundsystem, the moody Anglophilia of Interpol -- a new generation is making music that is indefinably eclectic and complex, and finding acclaim around the world. [NY Times]SEE ALSO: MTV NEWS' "The Noise From Brooklyn"
Kyp Malone @ BAM Cafe, Brooklyn - Feb 15, 2008 (aberger915)
Effi Briest @ BAM Cafe, Brooklyn - Feb 16, 2008 (john q)
Scarlett & Natalie Portman on the Today Show, earlier yesterday
I've been trying to find a picture of TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek sitting on the Joe's Pub stage with Scarlett Johansson talking about her new Tom Waits cover album that he produced, and how David Bowie contributed to it. I guess they didn't allow photography. Stereogum had a video from the press conference / listening party, but was forced to take it down. Rolling Stone and Billboard have more info (also no pics).
Earlier in the day (Feb 12, 2008) Scarlett and Natalie were up at the Today Show promoting their new movie The Other Boleyn Girl. Scarlett's Tom Waits CD tracklist is below....
February 15-- Brooklyn Next--Black Rock Coalition: Power Douglas with Dragons of Zynth and Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio)Those are upcoming events at the BAM Cafe in Fort Greene. Info on Kyp Malone's Valentine's Day dinner party below...
February 16-- Brooklyn Next--JellyNYC: White Rabbits with Miss Fairchild and EFFI BRIEST
February 22-- Brooklyn Next--Soul Summit Music with Special Guests DJ Spinna and Strafe
February 23-- Brooklyn Next--Soul Summit Music with Special Guest Danil Wright
February 29-- Black Rock Coalition: Earthdriver and Swear On Your Life
note: Super Tuesday is today, so don't forget to vote.
Wilco and Obama (CRED)
Music blog Hard To Find A Friend contacted a few musicians & industry people, and not surprisingly found out most of them were voting for Obama. Anyone who saw Joanna Newsom at BAM last week knows what she thinks, and Morrissey wears it on his shirt. Craig Wedren, Wilco, The Grateful Dead, and some comedians have also let us know where they stand.
The Guardian also has an article on this very subject today. They report that.....
...On the Republican side... there are not very many famous activist musicians. Ted Nugent, he who once said "We should Nagasaki [Iraq]" has turned out in favour of conservative Mike Huckabee, while moderate John McCain will have Burt Bacharach tickling his ivories. Libertarian long-shot Ron Paul is backed by Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana. Country-singer Pat Boone has loaned his septuagenarian twang to the campaign of Mitt Romney, who can also count on the help of fellow Mormons Donny and Marie Osmond....Other musicians for Ron Paul (not Ru Paul) include John Mayer (I think), and TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. I wonder what his friend Scarlett Johansson would say. You can see her in one of the two Obama-themed music videos below.....
Tunde Adebimpe @ Glasslands Gallery (CRED & VIDEO)
Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn is currently closed. Well, despite some non-believers, they are in fact reopening soon...
Dear Sexy Friends,Continued below...
We are happy to announce that GlassLands will be reopening! Our first event will be the Lolita Party on August 17th. We will also be having a big ol Grand opening gala on Sept 7th to celebrate our new official legit status.
Big thanks to all our friends who were routing for us and especially to Death By Audio! There were quite a few rumors of why GlassLands had to shut down. The truth is Rolyn and I were chosen as finalist on the hit tv show America's got talent. We had quite a show stopper/jazz hands routine but we lost, so we're back. No biggie.
Some important info:
more photos below....
DOWNLOAD: Celebration - Evergreen (MP3)
Photo by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek
It's taken me a while to warm up fully to Celebration, but though I had my doubts before, the above new song has officially sold me on this band. I'm looking forward to hear the rest of their new album - "The Modern Tribe" out October 9th on 4AD. How was their show at the Pool with TV on the Radio? To find out more about the album name, and just what the band has been up to in general, check out a letter Katrina posted on the band's website, below...
By the time I realized it would definitely stop raining in time for this show to happen, I had already made other plans. Damn....
Kyp Malone & Katrina Ford (Celebration) @ McCarren Pool - July 29, 2007 (CRED)
I know I wasn't the only one scared away. Did it end up being necessary to RSVP afterall? How was the music? More TVOTR tour dates below....