TV on the Radio going on hiatus

Given the fact one member is embarking on a solo project, while another has been hanging out with Massive Attack of late, this news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Still, given the fact that since releasing our favorite album of 2008, TV on the Radio emerged as one of the premier acts in all of music, the timing of the big “H” does seem a bit odd.

Either way, know this: the Brooklyn outfit is indeed going on a hiatus.

The news comes from frontman Tunde Adebimpe, who revealed the band’s plans for a break during an interview with MTV at Outside Lands last weekend.

This was the last show for us, for a while,” he said. “We’ve decided to take, well, the going theory is to take about a year off, because you have to go and live a life and change things up.”

“We’ve been on tour for almost a year now, and towards the end of the year, you do end up getting things out during the show, subliminally, that you can’t get out with someone on a bus,” Adebimpe continued. “Because you can say something to someone on the bus, and then after you’ve let it out, you realize you’ve got six hours sitting across from that person. Like, ‘Remember when I called you a d— a while ago? That was just, uh, caffeine and all sorts of sleep depravation talking, and I really didn’t mean it, and I hope you don’t take it to heart, even though I can tell that you are because you’re not talking to me.’ It’s basic cabin fever.”

So, to recap: No TV on the Radio for the next year. In the meantime, get acquainted with Rain Machine, Massive Attack singles, and the concept of replaying old albums.


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