World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live

by TV on the Radio


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World Cafe Live presents the live set TV on the Radio performed on NPR on May 27, 2011, not long after the release of their album Nine Types of Light and the death of bassist Gerard Smith. On record, David Sitek's famously layered production sometimes makes the band's songs sound so massive that they seem immobile, but here they swing, punch, and groove with the energy of players who know each other well but still find excitement in making music together. This provides a shot in the arm to two of Nine Types of Light's mellower moments, giving "Caffienated Consciousness" an urgency fitting its title and an even more soulful intimacy to the lovely "Will Do." TV on the Radio go further back in their songbook with Return to Cookie Mountain's "Province," which boasts some particularly throaty harmonies, and with Dear Science's equally snarling and sexy "Red Dress." However, they save the best for last with "Repetition," a potent reminder of just how hard they can rock (a side of their sound that was largely missing from Nine Types of Light). This is a nice companion to the band's studio work, and at the very least it should inspire fans to go see TV on the Radio in concert.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602527775142
catalogNumber: 001586432

Album Credits

Performance Credits

TV on the Radio   Primary Artist
David Andrew Sitek   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Sampling
Tunde Adebimpe   Vocals,Loops
Kyp Malone   Guitar,Vocals
Jaleel Bunton   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Vocals
Jahphet Landis   Drums

Technical Credits

TV on the Radio   Composer
David Andrew Sitek   Programming
Ghian Wright   Engineer
Emma Banks   Booking
Jaleel Bunton   Programming
Sara Newkirk   Management
Amirah Noaman   Management
David Dye   Engineer
Samantha Virby Yoh   Booking

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