TV on the Radio ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

TV on the Radio



TV on the Radio poster by Julian Gross


TV on the Radio Taping Set List

Drawing from a broad spectrum of influences, from soul to ambient to postpunk, TV on the Radio’s complex brand of indie rock defies genres. For their debut appearance on Austin City Limits, the band brings their not-to-be-missed live show, described by the Boston Globe as “sexy nerdiness letting go in a controlled blast of unleashed energy.”

Since the group’s beginnings in a Brookly apartment back in 2001, TV on the Radio has consistently garnered critical acclaim. From topping year-end “Best of” lists to headlining festivals, TVOTR has laid claim to its place as one of the most influential bands of the decade. Seeds, their latest album, continues their standard of excellence, earning a spot on New York Times critic Jon Pareles’ Best Albums of 2014. Seeds serves as another step in solidifying TV on the Radio’s reputation as “the most vital, current band in America” (Associated Press).

After generating buzz with their self-released demo OK Calculator (a nod to Radiohead’s OK Computer) in 2002, TVOTR released its first studio album Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes in 2004, propelling them to who’s who status among critics and fans alike. Their impressive resume includes collaborations with the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Trent Reznor and David Bowie, among others. Released including 2008’s Dear Science and 2011’s Nine Types of Light lead AV Club to hail them “the most innovative band on the planet.”