BioResting between doowop, experimental, rock, and free form jazz lies Brooklyn's TV on the Radio. Having formed in 2001 after David Sitek and Tunde Adebimpe realized that their musical tastes were very similar, TV on the Radio gained instant notoriety with their 2003 Young Liars EP, which contains one of the best Pixies covers ever. Touch and Go snagged up TV on the Radio after hearing merely their demo tape, a move which had never been done before. Their 2004 release Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes quickly established them as, not one of the most prominent bands to emerge, but the band to emerge in the last 2 years. Gracing more than one Top Ten Albums of The Year List, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is being hailed as a musical breakthrough for a band that’s barely 3 years old.
Regardless if one sees TV on the Radio as being political or not, regardless if you think New York sucks for music, regardless of whatever the hell you think, their music is still amazing. Blending more styles than some bands have groupies, this is one band to definitely make an effort to check out.