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Using their beginnings as Brooklyn-based experimenters to 1 of the very most acclaimed bands from the 2000s and 2010s, TV on the air combined post-punk, electronic, along with other atmospheric elements in vibrantly creative ways, and so are both visual artists in addition to music artists. The group started when multi-instrumentalist/manufacturer David Andrew Sitek transferred in to the building where vocalist Tunde Adebimpe acquired a loft; all of them had been documenting music by himself, but understood their sounds proved helpful well jointly. Sitek’s sibling Jason started playing drums as well as other instruments using the pair throughout their documenting sessions, which led to Fine Calculator, a self-released disk of four-track recordings. Jason Sitek still left the music group for a short while due to various other musical commitments but came back towards the music group when it documented its Contact & Move debut, the Teen Liars EP. Following the EP was finished, Television on the air added guitarist/vocalist Kyp Malone with their flip. Teen Liars, which also features the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Brian Run after and Nick Zinner, premiered in summer months 2003 to vital acclaim, coinciding making use of their gigs starting for the Fall. Their 1st full-length launch, Desperate Youth, Bloodstream Thirsty Babes, found its way to springtime 2004. The music group remained occupied for all of those other year, getting into its own trips in addition to dates using the Faint as well as the Pixies. That fall, they released the brand new Health Rock and roll EP and earned the 2004 Shortlist Music Reward. In 2005, the music group kept occupied with touring and came back to Sitek’s Stay Yellow metal studio to focus on its second recording. They also produced an MP3 criticizing Chief executive George W. Bush, “Dry out Drunk Emperor,” on their website. Television on the air authorized with 4AD for Western distribution of the albums and shifted to Interscope within the U.S. In summer season 2006 they resurfaced with Go back to Cookie Hill, a more refined but still looking collection of tracks that presented David Bowie on support vocals. The music group went inside a sleeker path on 2008’s Dear Technology, which presented cameos from Antibalas and Celebration’s Katrina Ford. The music group continued hiatus pursuing Dear Technology. Malone done his own task, Rainfall Machine, and made an appearance on Iran’s 2009 recording Dissolver, while Sitek shaped the collaborative pop task Optimum Balloon, which released its self-titled debut this year 2010. As prepared, their hiatus finished the following calendar year, and Television on the air released their 5th record, Nine Sorts of Light, early in 2011. In March of this year, the music group announced that bassist Gerard Smith, who acquired joined it on the air lineup in 2005, was experiencing lung cancer; the next month, on Apr 20, 2011, Smith passed on at age 34 due to the disease. Afterwards that calendar year, the music group released Globe Cafe Live, extracted from a collection recorded for Country wide Public Radio. Later in 2014, Television on the air returned with Seed products, a hopeful, streamlined-sounding established once again offering creation by Sitek.

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Full Name TV On The Radio
Music Songs Wolf Like Me, Happy Idiot, DLZ, Careful You, Staring at the Sun, Will Do, Dancing Choose, Second Song, I Was a Lover, Lazerray, Halfway Home, Love Stained, Love Dog, Stork & Owl, Shout Me Out, Blues From Down Here, Caffeinated Consciousness, Dirtywhirl, Lover’s Day, Killer Crane, Mr. Grieves, Province, New Cannonball Blues, Trouble, No Future Shock, Family Tree, Test Pilot, Keep Your Heart, Wash the Day, King Eternal, Young Liars, Bomb Yourself
Albums Seeds, Nine Types of Light, Read Silence, Dear Science, Return to Cookie Mountain, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, Young Liars, OK Calculator, World Cafe Live EP, Live at Amoeba Music


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1 Brooklyn-based indie art rock band.
2 Members include Gerard Smith and Tunde Adebimpe.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Originals 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Man Down 2015/I performer: "DLZ"
Pretty Little Liars 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
State of Affairs 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2014 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Kill Your Darlings 2013 performer: "Wolf Like Me"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Alphas TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Detention 2011 performer: "Wolf Like Me"
Numb3rs 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk: Ride 2009 Video performer: "Dancing Choose"
Bored to Death 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Breaking Bad 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Back Down 2008 performer: "Wolf Like Me"
Sugar 2008/I performer: "Blues from Down Here"
I Remember Chloe 2007 TV Series "A Method"
John from Cincinnati 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Invisible 2007 performer: "Wolf Like Me"
One Tree Hill 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bones 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006 Video Game music: "New Health Rock" / performer: "New Health Rock" / writer: "New Health Rock"
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 performer: "Satellite"

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Glastonbury 2011 2011 TV Series Themselves
Last Call with Carson Daly 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Nine Types of Light 2011 Video Themselves
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves
Soundtrack for a Revolution 2009 Documentary Themselves - Performers
The Colbert Report 2009 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Fuse: Live from Voodoo Experience 2008 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
MTVU Woodie Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Buddyhead Presents: Punk Is Dead 2005 Video Themselves

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