TV On The Radio RELEASE CHILLY GONZALES RE-MAKE OF “TEST PILOT”
BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES
INCLUDING MEDIA TEMPLE’S SXSW OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY MARCH 17 AND
THE NPR MUSIC PRESENTS SXSW OPENING NIGHT SHOWCASE 2015 MARCH 18
March 3 — New York, NY — Today TV On The Radio release a re-make of “Test Pilot” by celebrated Canadian trailblazer Chilly Gonzales. WATCH/LISTEN HERE.
Originally on the group’s critically lauded album, Seeds [Harvest Records], Gonzales expands “Test Pilot” with his own signature sonic wizardry, infusing an entrancing electronic elegance, while fueling the song’s fluttering sense of soul. The remix is available HERE, or purchase the remix at iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play.
If you’re going to be in Austin for SXSW, TV On The Radio is gearing up for a couple special shows that are not to be missed. They’ll be closing out the interactive week March 17 and headlining NPR’s Music Presents SXSW Opening Night Showcase March 18 at Stubbs. This leads into the launch of their May tour. You can see the full schedule below.
TV on the Radio has been called “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age” (BBC), “the most innovative band on the planet” (AV Club) and simply “superb” (Rolling Stone), proving themselves to be one of the most influential bands of the decade. The band consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike. Their albums grace national ‘best of’ and ‘year-end’ lists, including their latest record Seeds (Harvest), topping New York Time‘s Jon Pareles’ Best Albums of 2014 list. Their live show has been dubbed, “sexy nerdiness letting go in a controlled blast of unleashed energy” (The Boston Globe).
They’re influential, in their prime, they’re TV on the Radio, and they’ve established themselves as defining musicians of this generation. Seeds serves as another step in continuing to heed their reputation as “the most vital, current band in America” (Associated Press).
Prior to Seeds, TV On The Radio’s 2011 Nine Types of Light, was deemed “pure heaven” by the cherubs at Rolling Stone, earning the band a Grammy® nomination. Dear Science was voted #1 by fans in Pitchfork‘s Reader’s Poll and the #1 album in the Village Voice‘s Pazz and Jop poll, composed of reviews by more than 800 critics. Following the love the records received, the band went on to grace the stages of Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report. Earlier records, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes and Return To Cookie Mountain stole the hearts of fans and critics alike just the same, winning the Shortlist Music Prize and Spin‘s Album of the Year respectively.
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TV ON THE RADIO MAY TOUR DATES
Fri-May-08 Atlanta GA Shaky Knees
Sat-May-09 Tampa FL Big Guava Music Festival
Mon-May-11 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
Tue-May-12 Louisville KY Mercury
Wed-May-13 St. Louis MO Ready Room
Fri-May-15 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Sat-May-16 Nashville TN Ryman
Sun-May-17 Gulf Shores AL Hangout Festival
Tue-May-19 Washington DC Echostage
Wed-May-20 Brooklyn NY Kings Theatre
Fri-May-22 Cooperstown NY Brewery Omegang w/ Pixies
Sat-May-23 Asbury Park NJ Stony Pony Summerstage w/ Pixies
Sun-May-24 Boston MA Boston Calling
“TV on the Radio – an upbeat, punk-infused return from exile. Long may they continue to blow up those ghetto blasters. 4 stars”
Listen to Seeds on repeat…Each track stands up well on its own, but together they become something bigger.”
“TVOTR functions as a monolith. They’re a band without leader, who make a sound without a genre.”
“TV on the Radio’s best in years.”
“TV on the Radio has returned with a bold record that shakes up the band’s approach even as it emphasizes the group’s staying power.”