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TV on the Radio’s video for “Mercy”: an intergalactic journey by way of miniature models

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TV on the Radio are back with visuals for their first of two recent one-off singles, “Mercy”. Utilizing miniature models and stop-motion animation, director Dawn Garcia takes us on an intergalactic journey that far less expensive (and dangerous) than anything Sir Richard Branson can conjure up. Watch below (via Rolling Stone).

As previously reported, TV on the Radio recently left Interscope Records in order to release new material through band member Dave Sitek’s record label Federal Prism. Frontman Tunde Adebimpe told SPIN that the band is “only thinking in terms of songs, smaller things we can put out regularly until an album seems possible.” However, it remains to be seen whether the band would ever consider such a possibility. As Adebimpe explained: “It’s not that you’re less precious about the process, but I like coming in and saying, ‘Let’s make a couple songs’ not feeling any sort of pressure to lock ourselves in a room. [Laughs] I don’t think anyone has the space [in their lives] to do that ever again.”

Following “Mercy”, the band released a mid-tempo rocker called “Million Miles” last month. Tonight, they’ll appear on Late Show with David Letterman, where they’ll presumably perform one of the two songs. Stay tuned.

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