TV On The Radio Signs With Interscope
New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring.New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring. No details have yet been revealed about the set, although a video for an un-named song was shot over the weekend in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, starring actor Brandon Ratcliff.
The album will be the follow-up to 2004's "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and has sold more than 76,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It won that year's Shortlist Prize, which recognized notable albums that sold less than 500,000 copies.
TV On The Radio has been the subject of major-label rumors for some time and previously downplayed any interest in signing with one. In a 2005 interview with Billboard, frontman Tunde Adebimpe said, "We don't really have any significant plans to do anything with another label, at all."
Interscope is also home to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose rise out of the New York music scene and into national prominence coincided with TV On The Radio's increased visibility.
TV On The Radio will hit the road this spring in support of the new album, beginning April 18 in New York, and including a previously announced appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A handful of European shows kick off May 13 at the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, curated that day by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Before the band gets busy, Adebimpe will play a March 13 solo date at New York club Tonic.