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Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band on New Music, Acting and Teen Dream Fests

October 30th, 2013
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Although it’s obvious, we’ll state it again- TV on the Radio (TVOR) and Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band’s (HWBMB) Tunde Adebimpe is fascinating. Not one to stay in any artistic medium lane, he’s acted alongside Anne Hathaway and Kristen Wiig, animated claymation celebrities in wrestling rings and mastered the art of vocal loop pedals. Conversing with a multi-faceted individual did not disappoint. With a full plate of writing new music (as TVOR’s “Mercy” and “Million Miles” indicate), recording (dropping a new HWBMB EP at the beginning of the month) and acting, there was plenty to talk about. Before boarding a plane to Los Angeles to continue writing new music with TV on the Radio, mxdwn caught up with Adebimpe to chat about his multiple projects, new movie, The Jets (yes, THAT random ’80s band, not Gang Green), Young MC Taco Bell commercials and more. Read his funny creative genius (he definitely classifies as one) answers below. Read more…

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Various Artists – RED HOT + FELA

October 20th, 2013
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Revisiting the Big Fela

Nigerian Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Kuti, who died of AIDS in 1997, was a genius at crafting politically charged songs that even the most milquetoast of the Western world would find pleasant, despite the fact that the message was often a critique of this cross-section of people who lived at the expense of others. Essentially, Kuti’s blend of jazz, funk, Yoruba folk music, polyrhythmic percussion, and catchy call-and-response chants is an infectious and brilliant means for delivering his political message. On RED HOT + FELA, its second record dedicated to Kuti, the Red Hot Organization, responsible for more than twenty years of important compilations to fund AIDS awareness, offers up a dependable, eclectic array of talent who offer their own sometimes faithful and often interpretive renditions of some of Kuti’s most important works. Read more…

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Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band – Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band EP

October 3rd, 2013
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Tunde Adebimpe & Co.

TV on the Radio is still very much a band. After a brief hiatus, some solo albums from just about every member of the band and the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith, the band continues to record music and headline shows as big as All Tomorrow’s Parties. On top of that, frontman Tunde Adebimpe is involved in another project, the rock group Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (probably named after the product Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Ink), along with band members Ryan Sawyer, Josh Werner and Alex Holden, who have recently released the band’s first self-titled EP.
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WATCH: TV on the Radio Release New Stop-Motion Video for Song “Mercy”

September 5th, 2013
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Details are still up in the air on a new album from TV on the Radio, but leaks of fresh material continue to be made by the band. Today we get a stop-motion video for their latest song, “Mercy”.
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WATCH: TV On The Radio Release New Video for Song “Million Miles”

August 27th, 2013
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Brooklyn indie rockers TV On The Radio have released a stream of their latest single, “Million Miles,” as well as a music video for the same track. Read more…

By Kelly Dalbeck Posted in News

A New Champion – FYF Fest 2013 Day 1 (Review, Photos and More)

August 25th, 2013
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In the world of informed music fans, bands like TV on the Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been heralded as the beginning sparks of a second coming of alternative talent for over ten years. These bands are not new in the indie rock world, and have each amassed a massive canon of material in the years since their auspicious beginnings. However, in the world of serious music business, the genre of indie rock has been considered an inaccurate measuring stick of new, bonafide or rising stars. More often than not, the voluminous hype far from equals explosive revenue. Normally, the acclaim never flips into the success predicted, the hype devolving into a trickle of “oh yeah, remember when everyone was excited about?” muttering. If you’re searching for proof, look no further than Bloc Party, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Fleet Foxes as just a handful of bands that the internet and its associated hype machines trumpeted as new champions of the medium. Usually, the hype is merely just that hype.

All photos by Owen Ela
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TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Set to Star In Upcoming Film with Kristen Wiig

August 18th, 2013
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TV on the Radio frontman slash Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band-mate Tunde Adebimpe flaunts his silver-screen flex as he gears up to star alongside Kristen Wiig in Sebastian Silva’s new flick Nasty Baby. Read more…

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LISTEN: TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe’s Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band Release Stream of New Song “The Blast, the Bloom”

August 13th, 2013
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Tunde Adebimpe, best known as the frontman for TV on the Radio, has released a song with his other group, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band.
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LISTEN: TV On The Radio Release Stream of New Song “Mercy”

July 30th, 2013

Brooklyn indie rockers TV On The Radio released a stream of their new song “Mercy” today on Soundcloud. It is the first piece of new material they’ve put out since their 2011 album Nine Types of Light. Read more…

By Kelly Dalbeck Posted in News

FYF Fest Announces 2013 Lineup Featuring My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and More

May 13th, 2013

As we’ve come to expect in recent years, LA’s FYF Fest has announced it’s 2013 lineup and it’s a doozy. This year’s installment features a slew of modern alternative and indie rock from today and yesteryear. Headlining on night one are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Flag (the supergroup of ex-Black Flag members Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris and Bill Stevenson performing Black Flag songs). Night two features the first U.S. performance of My Bloody Valentine since their slot at Coachella 2009. Joining them at the top of the bill are MGMT (who have been strangely quiet lately), Beach House, Solange, Yo La Tengo and mxdwn favorites, The Melvins.

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