TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio

The rock act plans to release "smaller things" until an album comes together.

TV on the Radio are "collecting material for a record," the band's Tunde Adebimpe told SPIN.

For the group's first recordings since 2011 album "Nine Types of Light" -- and the death of bassist and producer Gerard Smith that year -- TV on the Radio are taking their time, Adebimpe says, working on "smaller things we can put out regularly until an album seems possible." They've completed "a couple of songs" in Los Angeles so far.

Their smaller releases will include a track due on member Dave Sitek's Federal Prism label, with the group's Interscope run over.

"We parted ways with them," Adebimpe told the magazine of the major label. "To the best of my knowledge, they can ask about another record, but I don't think we're gonna do that. Um, yeah they did what they did. [Laughs] That's as diplomatic as I can put that."

In the meantime, the band will curate the May installment of the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties festival and make a hometown stop on April 27, when they'll play the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival.