Tag Archives: TV on the Radio

Thursday Music News

More new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! In this fun video for the track “Downtown,” Macklemore takes hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel on a stroll through the streets of Spokane. (And keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr., too.) The duo will debutRead more…

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Thursday Music News

When in Rome, amiright? Last week, TV on the Radio played the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, so of course, they kicked out a cover of Prince‘s 1984 hit “Purple Rain.” Watch fan shot video of the performance below, with Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe trading off lead vocals. [Consequence of Sound]

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Project Pabst, Day 1: Against Me!, TV On The Radio, Blondie

For years, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace stood in center stage at raged away, sometimes at others, sometimes at herself. When she came out as transgender in 2012, that fury subsequently turned to a newfound onstage fire, transforming the flagging band from an increasingly cult concern to one of the most important bands ofRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Both Mac DeMarco and Run the Jewels filmed sessions for the Black Cab Sessions video series — sadly, not together, but it’s still pretty darn great. Watch our gap-toothed friend perform a solo acoustic version of “The Way You’d Love Her” off his forthcoming Another One, and see El-P and Killer Mike (with vocalist Boots)Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

As if she could: Sharon Van Etten has announced a new EP, titled I Don’t Want to Let You Down. The 5-track release will feature four new songs, along with a live version of the song “Tell Me” off last year’s stunning release Are We There. Check out the EP’s title track below. I Don’tRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer just got hotter, as the Capitol Hill Block Party has announced the first wave of bands playing their annual festival, scheduled for July 24th through July 26th in Seattle. The sidewalks are gonna sizzle with headliners like TV on the Radio, The Kills, RATATAT, Toro Y Moi, Built to Spill, and more! 2015 PARTIALRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest 2015 3/25-3/29

The name says it all with Boise’s Treefort Music Fest — think intimate clubhouse, and since this is the Northwest, think very big tree. The line-up is tremendous: not just national acts, such as Foxygen, TV on the Radio, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Trampled by Turtles, and hometown heroes Built to Spill, but emerging artists fromRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums of 2014: A Video Roundup!

As 2014 comes to a close, we thought we’d take one last look at the albums KEXP listeners chose as their favorites of 2014 and present to you the mother of all video roundups, featuring 91 videos — 53 of which were filmed by KEXP’s own video crew — covering the Top 90.3 albums asRead more…

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Friday Music News

TV on the Radio shared the video for the intense Seeds track “Lazzerray.” The band takes their talent to a skate park where they play for some very talented skaters. The video was directed by photographer Atiba Jefferson. Watch below. [Pitchfork]

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