TV On The Radio | FYF Festival | August 24, 2013

To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE.

Tunde Adepimpe of TV on the Radio.
Tunde Adepimpe of TV on the Radio.

TV on the Radio is a critically acclaimed, Brooklyn based rock group which formed in 2001. I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t too familiar with the band’s repertoire.  It probably has something to do with the fact that their first album came out while I was in law school. I was pretty much out touch with everything for those three years of my life.

Playing catch up before the festival, I spent time with their 4th studio album “Dear Science” and watched some of the videos (“Wolf Like Me” and “Will Do”) that popped up on the top of the list when I googled them. It was hard rocking, complex music. It’s very hard to describe. Their music is an amalgam of styles that seems to mesh together seamlessly. Having worked with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on other projects, it was actually quite fitting to have them in the slot right before YYYs.

Their crowd at the FYF Festival was impressive and they played a confident set of songs, old and new. They’ve released five albums and five Eps. I’m going to have to do some more listening and pick up some of their albums. Any suggestions?

Set list sourced from setlist.fm:

  1. Young Liars
  2. Golden Age
  3. Dancing Choose
  4. Blues From Down Here
  5. Million Miles
  6. Mercy
  7. Repetition
  8. Wolf Like Me
  9. Forgotten
  10. Starting at the Sun
Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio.
Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio.
Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio.
Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio.

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