TV On The Radio // Seeds

Categories:  Music Reviews    Music
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
TV On The Radio // Seeds by Alex Bieler

TV on the Radio

Seeds

Harvest

When TV on the Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe sings “I should really give it up sometime” less than a minute into latest album Seeds, it almost sounds as if he recorded potential thoughts about the band’s future. It wouldn’t be too surprising for the alternative rock kings, as longtime bassist Gerard Smith lost his battle with lung cancer and the band split with label Interscope following the release of 2011’s Nine Types of Light. But luckily for us – at least for the moment – TV on the Radio still chugs on for Seeds, an album full of some of the band’s prettiest pieces yet. While it lacks the ambitious compositions that made past works like Return to Cookie Mountain and Dear Science essential listens, the latest album certainly doesn’t skimp on quality, with the nervous-energy of “Happy Idiot” and the steady buzz of “Careful You” serving as highlights. TV on the Radio may sound more reserved these days, but we’re lucky to still have them around.

4/5 stars

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 10
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

The strength of the Mountain Goats will always rest solely on the shoulders of John Darnielle. His brilliant lyricism and idiosyncratic vocal delivery tells a story like no other living person can. 

The day after Erie’s mayoral primary election

14-year-old Alton Northup's thinking is progressive and something worth listening to. 

Who will win, and who should win, as mayoral momentum mounts

Leader - ship

IN THIS ISSUE

Who will win, and who should win, as mayoral momentum mounts

Leader - ship

The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival provides music and art for the community.

Basement Transmissions comes to the rescue amidst library renovations.

The cohesiveness of Jensen & Three Sharks is on full display on this debut album. 

Edinboro’s Happy Mug Coffee stirs up warm feelings.

Freedom to be screwed

Signals Midwest grace the stage of Basement Transmissions again, but at its new location. 

Can you visit more than 15 Erie art locations in three hours during Erie Art Museum’s next Gallery Night?

Country music superstar and all-around national treasure Willie Nelson continues to make great music