TV On the Radio

TV on the Radio announce Dear Science anniversary show

TV on the Radio have announced an upcoming performance of the band’s fourth studio album, Dear Science in celebration of it’s 10th anniversary. They will perform the entire album on September 20th at the Knockdown Center in New York City. “For various reasons this record means a LOT to us and we’re thrilled have a chance to play it in its entirety, in New York, nonetheless,” Tunde Adebimpe said in a press release. “I’d say it’s gonna be a special night.” Find tickets here.

Dear Science is the band’s fourth studio album, and the follow-up to their major label debut Return to Cookie Mountain.

Afropunk Brooklyn’s 2016 lineup announced

Afropunk has announced the lineup for this year’s Brooklyn festival, which is set to take place August 27-28th at Commodore Barry Park. Ice Cube, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, TV On The Radio, Flying Lotus, the Internet, Cee Lo Green, George Clinton, Angel Haze, Kelela, Saul Williams, Skunk Anansie, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Trash Talk, Prayers, and Downtown Boys will perform, as well as a “Superjam” from members of Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour. The theme is “Power to the Party;” check out the manifesto below and the poster above. Afropunk released the following statement about the theme:

Power, it’s a feeling, it’s an energy, it’s the undisputed connection between cause and effect – the best of us give it away, the worst usurp it, but living modern life to the fullest, means either mastering your relationship to it or walking in its shadow. We are not blind.
Party is an oxymoron, it’s a gathering of many for a shared purpose and it’s also an outcast individual, it’s a lively social occasion as well as a gang – and the story of any party is never over, because like naked cities and the metaphysical “I”, there’s always another take.
Power to the Party means trusting the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.
Join the party and feel its power
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The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Billions of Eyes – Lady Lamb

2. Bad Ideas – Saintseneca

3. Tickle – Eyes Lips Eyes

4. Powerlines – The Western States Motel

5. Will Do – TV On the Radio

6. Bizzare Love Triangle – Apostle of Hustle

7. Dancing Anymore – Is Tropical

8. Roman – Housse De Racket

9. Time To Dance – The Shoes

10. Baby I’m Yours – Breakbot

11. Embody – Sebastian

12. Daisy – Fang Island

13. WHALE – Yellow Ostrich

14. Stars – Buried Beds

15. Gone – JR JR

16. Heart to Tell – The Love Language

17. Better Run – Royal Bangs

18. Fog – Mason Proper

19. Out of Style, Out of Touch – Eulogies

20. Episodes – Pela

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton, Doseone discuss Nevermen Album

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Doseone, and Faith No More’s Mike Patton have recently announced that their long-awaited supergroup, Nevermen, would release an album, also releasing the above track, “Tough Town.” The have now offered more details about the LP. The self-titled record is set out on January 29th through Patton’s label Ipecac and Lex.

The self-produced album began session, reportedly, in 2008. Adebimpe and Doseone sent their collaborative demos to Patton. In a recent interview, Doseone said the trio’s mantra was “don’t rush the fuckin’ music,” thus the seven-year delay.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Lonesome – Dr. Dog

2. Turn on Me – The Shins

3. We Will Become Silhouettes – The Postal Service

4. Havana Affair – Ramones

5. Put Me to Work – PAPA

6. Dancing Song – Little Comets

7. High – Young Rising Sons

8. No Fit State – Hot Chip

9. Cheated Hearts – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

10. Wolf Like Me – TV On the Radio

11. Small Stakes – Spoon

12. Little Numbers – BOY

13. Mayonnaise – The Woolen Men

14. Old White Lincoln – The Gaslight Anthem

15. Hang Loose – Alabama Shakes

16. Lady Touch – Sugar Glyder

17. Santa Fe – Beirut

18. If You Wanna – The Vaccines

19. A Little – Carlos Arzate and the Kind Souls

20. Doctor – Finish Ticket

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist