Indie Bands You Should Know: TV On The Radio

Hailing from Brooklyn, TV On The Radio is an electronic-influenced, experimental indie-rock band that released their first studio album, Desperate Youths, Bloodthirsty Babes, in 2004. In addition to good album reviews, the album’s single “Staring At The Sun” gained them a lot of press. The follow-up, Return To Cookie Mountain, contains my personal favorite TVOTR song, “Wolf Like Me.” In 2008 and 2011, the band put out Dear Science and Nine Types Of Light respectively. Both albums garnered lots of acclaim, with Dear Science winning Rolling Stone’s coveted Album of the Year prize. The amazing thing about this band is that none of their albums sound quite the same. The dreamy, art-rock soundscapes of their first album give way to heavier music on their later projects. By their fourth album, TVOTR was putting out heavier, rock-sounding grooves complete with wild falsetto and saxophone. Support them on iTunes and check out some of my favorites below.

TV On The Radio- Second Song

TV On The Radio- Staring At The Sun

TV On The Radio- DLZ

And my personal favorite:

TV On The Radio-  Wolf Like Me

Jason Sloan

I was brought up on a crazy combination of the Spice Girls and Bruce Springsteen... 17 years later, I've shed my Spice Girls roots and grown to love pretty much everything musical under the sun. I got into punk rock when I was 9 and my mom watched Green Day perform "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" on the Grammy's. When I was 12 my mom bought me a book called "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," and as she puts it, "the monster was born." I got into rap in middle school hearing Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and I got into EDM this year when I head the Albin Myers remix of Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness." I try and go to concerts when I have sufficient time and funds, some of my favorites having been Rise Against and Springsteen (who I've seen three times each). Hope you all enjoy my music as much as I do. 

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