TV on the Radio leaves Interscope Records, curates weekend 1 of All Tomorrow’s Parties fest
In April of 2011, a mere days following the delivery of their fourth album “Nine Types of Light”, a tragic thing happened in the TV on the Radio camp when bassist Gerard Smith lost his secret battle with lung cancer at the age of 36. In the two years subsequent things slowed immensely as the band grieved, lived life, and then most recently, navigated a label jump from Interscope Records to their producer Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism.
It appears schedules are filling up again though for Brooklyn’s innovative indie-rock mainstays, starting with a headlining performance at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry this weekend, Saturday the 27th. The festival was arranged by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and curated by The National‘s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, who handchose The Roots to close Thursday’s installation of CBF, Solange for Friday, and TVOTR on Saturday.
Additionally, in the same spirit as the Dessner brothers’ work on CBF, TVOTR are set to curate the May 2013 edition of England’s highly regarded All Tomorrow’s Parties fest. Among the acts chosen under them are Mykki Blanco, CSS, De La Soul, Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, Tinariwen, et al.
Based in London, All Tomorrow’s Parties has been promoting festivals, concerts, and albums worldwide for more than ten years having partnered with artists for choosing bills as as far back as 1999 when Mogwai helped them organize their first fest.
Lastly, in other news, the group has finally initiated the creative process for their first new material since 2011. Tunde Adebimpe explained to Spin Magazine that the guys were collecting material in small batches until an album began to form out of the pieces. We can expect the first single via Federal Prism before the end of the year.