We’re not big on keeping you up to date with how many breaths a particular band has drawn during the given day, but whenever TV On The Radio do anything, we do feel compelled to spill some coverage their way. I mean… we say “anything”, but there is some sort of threshold that needs to be exceeded… So when we heard that Dave Sitek and the most gloriously named musician in the history of musicians, Tunde Adebimpe, et al, have uploaded the first song from forthcoming album Nine Types of Light onto the internet, we couldn’t help writing… This.
Regardless of whether you think that 2008’s Dear Science was as genre-defining as so many/all critics claimed it to be, the release of Nine Types of Light on April 12th will surely be one of the most anticipated album releases this year. And whilst it might pale in comparison with the excessive furore (that we, admittedly, got carried away with – it was just that time of month) surrounding The King of Limbs due mostly to the fact that Tunde Adebimpe, as well as having an addictive name, has a solid head on him and would quite like to exchange his band’s new album in either physical or digital format on April 12th in return for some currency, and not a day earlier. If there was a pre-order link yet, we’d give you one, but for the moment, you’ll have to be placated by album taster “Will Do”, an exceptional return by anyone’s standards. It more than justifies the pedestal that they’re placed on – and it should keep us happy until April 12th, but, in truth, it’s just made us more desperate for that date to come closer.