Seeds is the fifth studio album by American art rock band TV on the Radio, released on November 18, 2014 through Harvest Records. It is the band's first album since the 2011 death of their bassist, Gerard Smith. The album's first single, "Happy Idiot", was released on September 2, 2014. Seeds was recorded in Los Angeles, at guitarist Dave Sitek's Federal Prism home studio. Sitek also produced the record
Produced by David Andrew Sitek. I know you eat your lovers when you sense that something isn't right I hope that's over and you're letting him go I always wondered what your gypsy heart would feel like I got a feeling that you're letting me know I told your sister that you're all I ever dream of Your sister told me. that I better move slow And then she told me things I never could've dreamed of And then she told me things I should not have known. Rain comes down like it always does This time,.
In terms of production values, TV on the Radio are a long way from their clangorous early recordings.
TV on the Radio is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2001. The band's core members include Tunde Adebimpe (vocals, loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars, keyboards, loops), Kyp Malone (vocals, guitars, bass, loops) Jaleel Bunton (drums, vocals, loops, guitars) and Gerard Smith (bass, keyboards, loops) until his death in 2011.
TV on the Radio recorded their new album, Seeds, far from their usual stomping grounds of Brooklyn. I loved living in Williamsburg, says the band’s garrulous frontman Tunde Adebimpe. But I was in New York for 22 years. Adebimpe was surprised by how easy it was to record Seeds, the band’s fifth studio album, which is scheduled to be released on November 18. It was really fun and went really quickly, and I think taking some time off was the key to that, he says. Much to our surprise, we know what we’re doing now. It hasn’t always been like that, so it was nice to find out that we could just go do that and have something that we’re really excited and proud of at the end of it. We put ourselves through a self-imposed meat grinder and we’re very happy with the result.
But ‘Seeds’ is no mournful elegy. Adebimpe only acknowledges his band’s turbulent recent past towards the end, on found-sound collage ballad ‘Trouble’. This brave face infuses ‘Seeds’; grief and anger are channelled into a propulsive energy, driving the quartet’s synthetic pop explorations with added garage-rock urgency . TV On The Radio have returned from an uncertain period sounding remarkably fresh. Director: David Sitek Record label: Harvest Release date: 17 Nov, 2014.
Even for the band members themselves, the fate of TV on the Radio seemed unclear at first. His presence is felt heavily on the album - so heavily that Seeds comes across as a funeral ceremony of sorts. For all its art-pop attributes, there’s a ritualistic feel to the cathartic rhythms and chorus-like harmonies that resonate throughout the record. But, despite its focused obsession with mortality, Seeds is not a morbid affair