Tuesday, August 19, 2008

elvis presley ain't got no soul

Discover And Download:TV On The Radio

tv on the radio :: return to cookie mountain :: wolf like me
tv on the radio :: dry drunk emperor
tv on the radio :: desperate youth, bloodthirsty babes :: staring at the sun

so i need to briefly wax lyrical on the beauty of tunde adebimpe. i just had a fanboy moment when i realised he's the guy who sings with tv on the radio. by extension, i can hear you thinking, if you didn't know him from tv on the radio, how do you know him? well, i've had a big homo crush on tunde adebimpe since this movie called jump tomorrow. its not a big movie, but it does what it does with quiet grace and unexpected humour. and tunde adebimpe is no small part of that.

so yeah, the beauty of
tunde adebimpe made me overlook my prejudice against bands with guitars that aren't sleater-kinney, and i'm interested. i'm not gonna lie, that's kind of a big deal for me. they pass the test because their instrumentation is informed by an electronic sensibility, they have amost doo-wop lyricism, and they sneak little bits in there that hook me, like the female vocalist who drops the title lyrics on the end. dry drunk emperor is an anti-ode to w bush. wolf like me is more directly rockin, but the video hooked me into that one.

(for the record, the whole band is pretty hot .. beardy kyp malone goes from iconic to beefcake when he shaves his fro, dave sitek seems like he has an entire fanclub his own, etc etc)


No comments:

Post a Comment

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs

h y p e

?uestlove (2) 0100101110101101 (1) 2NE1 (1) 40 winks (1) 50 cent (1) 77klash (1) 88 keys (1) a-trak (1) A.M. (2) a'lexxus (1) a$$quake (5) abe vigoda (1) acceptable oddities (2) adele (4) adrian lux (2) aesop rock (1) african boy (1) afrikan boy (1) agyness deyn (1) ah-ha (1) aim (1) akrobatik (1) alaine (3) alanis morissette (2) alexis weak (1) algebra blessett (1) all tomorrows parties (3) alysia harris (1) amanda blank (6) ambersunshower (1) amy winehouse (7) anai (1) andre 3000 (3) andreya triana (1) Andy Milonakis (1) animal collective (1) anthony hamilton (1) antony and the johnsons (4) aphrodite (1) armand van helden (1) artson (1) asa (1) ashanti (1) ATOC (1) audible mainframe (1) ayah (1) aysha el shamayleh (1) azari and III (1) b.o.b. (1) baby cham (1) babyson (1) bad rabbits (1) balkan beat box (1) barack obama (4) basement jaxx (1) bass fies (1) basstown (1) beanie man (1) beck (1) beirut (1) ben weaver (1) beyonce (4) big boi (3) big brovaz (1) big freedia (1) big nuz (1) big sean (1) bill shannon (1) bis (1) björk (3) black eyed peas (1) black kids (1) blaqstarr (3) blaze (1) blessed love studio (1) blossom dearie (1) blu (1) bobby creekwater (1) bonde do rolê (2) booker t. jones (1) boy 8-bit (1) boyz II men (1) brandy (2) bravehearts (1) brazilian girls (1) breakfast at sulimays (1) brick (1) britney spears (2) brittany bosco (1) brittany murphy (1) bruce banit (1) bunk (1) busta rhymes (1) busy signal (3) cabo snoop (1) calibe (1) callie shell (1) Cameltoe (1) carte blanche (1) cassie (1) cazwell (1) cee-lo (3) chali 2na (1) chase and status (1) che grand (3) chester black (1) chicago kid (1) chicken lips (1) chiddy bang (1) chilly gonzales (1) chipmunk (1) chloe sevigny (1) chrisette michelle (1) chromeo (3) ciara (2) claude vonstroke (1) cleary and hardy (1) cleo sol (1) clipse (1) cobra krames (1) cocknbullkid (2) cocoa tea (1) common (5) contra (2) cool kids (1) corrinne bailey rae (3) costanza francavilla (1) coyote grace (1) crookers (1) crucial conflict (1) CSS (5) cubic zirconia (1) cuckoo savante (1) culturge (24) cutty ranks (1) d'angelo (1) dada life (1) daddy yankee (1) dame shirley bassey (1) damian marley (2) damien adore (1) damien rice (1) damon alborn (1) danity kane (2) darlene love (1) david banner (1) david byrne (1) david guetta (1) davinche (2) dead prez (1) deadlee (2) deadly hunta (1) dear jayne (1) deathcab for cutie (1) deeskotek (1) destiny's child (1) detboi (2) deuce eclipse (1) devendra banhart (1) diam (1) diamond rings (1) diddy (2) digable planets (2) diplo (9) dirty money (1) diskjokke (1) divine brown (1) diz gibran (1) dizzee rascal (3) dj bam bam (1) dj green lantern (1) DJ honda (1) dj tira (1) dj vadim (1) dja (1) DMG (1) Documenta 12 (1) dolly (1) dominic san juan (2) don omar (1) dora the explorer (1) dot 16 (1) dre (1) duffy (2) dwele (3) dwight and nicole (1) ebony bones (1) edith backlund (1) edwyn collins (1) el guincho (1) el perro del mar (5) eli (2) eli goldstein (1) eliza doolittle (1) emeli sande (1) erykah badu (7) esau mwamwaya (2) estelle (7) eurythmics (1) eva simons (1) evan lukash (1) eve (2) example (1) exposition (1) f1rst person (3) faktiss (1) fan death (1) fannypack (1) Fatal Bazooka (1) fatima (1) fatlip (1) feadz (1) feist (4) fever ray (1) flo-rida (1) florence and the machine (1) flying lotus (1) foreign beggars (1) fortilive (1) freezepop (1) friendly fires (1) frosta (1) gameboy gamegirl (1) gangstagrass (1) garotas suecas (1) georgia all muldrow (1) ghislain poirier (1) ghostface (2) ghostface killah (1) giant panda guerilla dub squad (1) gift of gab (1) gnarls barkley (1) gnucci banana (1) god-des and she (1) goo goo dolls (1) gorillaz (1) graph nobel (2) grayson (2) groove armada (1) GS boyz (1) GUIMP (1) guru (1) havas (1) HBO (1) He Wolf (1) heatwave (1) hercules and love affair (5) hi-tek (1) high contrast (1) homeboy sandman (1) homorevolution (1) hot chip (1) human orchestra (1) humanupgrades (1) hyper crush (1) i blame coco (2) ian brown (1) IB3 (1) idle warship (5) ike turner (1) illanja (2) isis (3) iyeoka ivie okoawo (9) izza kizza (1) j-son (1) j-wow (1) ja rule (1) jade (1) janelle monáe (7) janet jackson (2) jarvis church (1) jay-z (4) jazmine sullivan (6) jazzmatazz (1) jean grae (1) jeff buckley (1) jem (1) jessica 6 (1) jessie j (2) jiddy vybzz (1) joanna newsom (2) john legend (5) johnny osbourne (1) jon beinart (1) josie stingray (3) jovi rockwell (1) joya mooi (1) juana molina (1) julia nunes (1) julio voltio (1) junior boys (1) just assassins (1) just blaze (1) justice (1) justin timberlake (1) JW (1) k-os (2) k.i.g. (1) k'naan (3) k$sha (1) kano (2) kanye west (12) Karandash Sheveli Zadom (1) kardinal offishall (1) kathy diamond (1) katie pearl (1) katy b (5) ke$ha (1) keelay and zaire (1) keith murray (1) kelis (4) keri hilson (1) keyshia cole (1) kid cudi (5) kid rolex (1) kid sister (8) killaqueenz (2) kim anne foxman (1) kissy sell out (1) kleerup (1) koko kaina (1) kumbia queers (1) kylie minogue (1) L.D.A. (1) la roux (3) lace (1) lady chann (1) lady gaga (3) lady sovereign (1) ladybird mecca (1) ladyhawke (1) laidback luke (1) lara polangco (1) larkin grimm (1) lauryn hill (3) le tigre (1) le-le (1) left eye (1) leif (1) lene alexandra (1) leoparden (1) lil jon (1) lil kim (7) lil mama (5) lil wayne (4) lily allen (6) lisa hannigan (5) lisa maffia (1) little boots (1) ll cool j (1) London (1) loose chords (1) lorentz (1) loving hand (1) luam (1) lubna salame (1) ludacris (2) lupe fiasco (2) lykke li (11) m. sakarias (1) M.I.A. (16) mad decent (1) madame psychosis (1) magnetic man (1) Major Lazer (2) maluca (2) mams taylor (1) manda rin (1) margaret cho (1) marina and the diamonds (2) mark ronson (5) martina topley-bird (5) mary coughlan (1) mary j. blige (5) massive attack (2) mavado (1) mayer hawthorne (3) mc invincible (1) mega man (1) meiko (2) melanie fiona (5) mercedes (1) meshell ndegeocello (1) method man (2) metric (1) metronomy (1) metropole orkest (1) MGMT (3) mia x (1) micah barnes (1) michael franti (2) michael jackson (1) MICROPHONISCOPE (8) miho hatori (2) mike brown (1) mike posner (1) mike snow (1) mims (1) missy elliott (10) miu (1) mixtape (1) MNDR (1) money fight (1) morcheeba (1) mos def (2) moving fusion (1) mr. easy (1) mr. j medeiros (1) Mr. Lexx (1) mr. lif (1) ms. dynamite (1) MSTRKRFT (2) muhsinah (2) mutya buena (1) mya (1) n-dubz (1) N.A.S.A (1) N.E.R.D. (4) N.O.R.E (2) nabiha (1) nappy roots (1) nas (3) nashawn (1) natalie imbruglia (1) nate dogg (1) natty (1) nelly furtado (1) neptunes (1) net granny (1) new kids on the block (1) nhojj (1) nic james (1) nicki minaj (2) nicole and kay (1) nigeria (1) nightmares on wax (1) nina simone (1) Nina Sky (2) nino moschella (1) nneka (3) nocando (1) norah jones (1) northern state (1) notorious b.i.g. (2) nyk mio (1) nyle (1) oasis (1) odd future (1) oh no (1) olivia (1) ON THE RADAR (18) Oren Lavie (1) outkast (1) palmclit (1) pase rock (5) pat fontes (1) patricia piccinini (1) patrik et les brutes (1) paul oakenfold (1) peaches (2) peter bjorn and john (1) phaedra (1) pharrell (5) pimp$lap (2) pitbull (1) plan b (1) platinum pied pipers (1) portishead (2) prince (1) pumpkinhead (1) punks jump up (1) pyotr (1) q-tip (5) quarashi (1) queen latifah (1) r. kelly (1) radioclit (1) radiohead (2) raheem devaughn (2) rakim (1) randolph (1) raphael saadiq (1) ratatat (6) reburbia (1) red cafe (1) remi nicole (1) res (4) richie havens (1) rick ross (2) rihanna (7) rjd2 (1) rob low (1) robin s (1) robin thicke (5) robyn (8) rock by funk tribe (2) roisin murphy (1) romeo (1) ron brownz (1) roots manuva (2) rose cousins (2) rose polenzani (3) royksopp (2) ryan leslie (1) rye rye (7) safia (1) saigon (1) sana (1) santigold (1) santogold (12) sarah green (1) sarah rabdau (3) saul williams (2) say heh (1) SCHLACHTHOFBRONX (1) scott simons (1) sean paul (2) seiji (1) sergio mendes (1) sesame street (1) shafiq husayn (1) Shakira (2) She Wolf (1) shea soul (1) shunda k (1) sietenueve (1) silvía night (1) sinden (6) sinéad o'connor (2) skin (1) skream (1) skunk anansie (1) skye edwards (1) sleater-kinney (1) sliimy (3) slim thug (1) sneaker pimps (1) sneaky sound system (1) snoop dogg (4) so solid crew (1) solange (7) soulja boy (1) south rakkas crew (1) spaaz (1) spank rock (7) spearhead (2) speech debelle (1) spikey t (1) spoek (1) staygod (1) stepeh marley (1) stephen marley (1) steve angello (1) stooshe (1) strong arm steady (1) suave debonair (1) subtle sexuality (1) sue cho (1) sugababes (1) super eagles (1) SweetAfton23 (1) switch (1) swizz beatz (1) syleena johnson (1) tabi bonney (1) talib kweli (14) talkdemonic (1) TCB (1) teedra moses (6) teenagersintokyo (1) telepathe (1) tenor saw (1) terry lynn (1) tettorybad (2) thavius beck (1) the 45 king (1) the avalanches (1) the beatles (1) the BPA (1) the bug (1) the chemical brothers (1) the cliks (1) the count (5) the coup (1) the delusions (1) The Diamonds (1) the dirty projecters (2) the foreign exchange (1) the freaks (1) the fugees (1) the game (1) the gossip (3) the immortal technique (1) the knife (1) the knux (1) the luv bugz (1) the misfits (1) the noisettes (1) the office (1) the perceptionists (1) the phenomenal handclap band (1) the pipettes (1) the potbelleez (1) the rapture (1) the roots (4) the ruby suns (1) the self-employed assassins (2) the smiths (1) the strokes (2) the travellin' man (1) the vandalism (2) the very best (1) the xx (1) thom yorke (1) thunderheist (6) timbaland (2) timothy bloom (1) tina turner (1) tinashe (1) tinchy strider (1) tinie tempeh (1) tiombe lockheart (2) tittsworth (2) TLC (2) Tom Jones (1) tom waits (1) Tony Parker (1) too short (2) trackademiks (1) tribe called quest (2) tricky (4) trife (1) trina (3) trouble andrew (1) troyboy (1) truth serum (1) tunde adebimpe (1) turbo (1) tv on the radio (2) twista (1) tynchy strider (1) typical girls (1) uffie (4) UGK (1) usher (1) v. bozeman (1) v.i.c. (1) vampire weekend (1) van she (1) Varchun (1) vequez (1) verbal (1) voice (1) vybz cartel (2) wale (7) want (1) warrior queen (1) wax tailor (1) wiley (2) will.i.am (4) wish (1) world AIDS day (1) world cup (1) wyclef jean (1) x and hell (1) xxxchange (1) yelle (3) yo majesty (3) young jeezy (2) zap mama (4)