It was pretty much the same situation as when we started making music. We started in a loft that Dave and I lived in in Williamsburg. It was super beat up and affordable and we would basically drink way too much coffee and smoke weed and stay up all night making dumb beats and writing a rhythm
TV on the Radio are an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York.
The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and four critically acclaimed studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), and Nine Types of Light (2011). A fifth studio album, Seeds, was released on November 18, 2014.
For the bulk of the band’s existence, the core TV on the Radio lineup has been Tunde Adebimpe (vocals/loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars/keyboards/loops), Kyp Malone (vocals/guitars/bass/loops), Jaleel Bunton (drums/vocals/loops/guitars) and Gerard Smith (bass/keyboards) as official members. In Summer 2013, the band released the singles “Mercy” and “Million Miles”, their first releases since Nine Types of Light.
Other contributors have included David Bowie, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Martin Perna of Antibalas, and Katrina Ford of Celebration.