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Music, All Shook Down

Watch TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek Get Chased By A Dragon

After releasing a few highly touted albums with his band TV on the Radio, and producing a couple more for the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scarlett Johansen, and Foals, Dave Sitek must find it difficult to distance himself from…
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Music, All Shook Down

Aziz Ansari Picks on That Justin Bieber Dude

Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber from Aziz Ansari Comedian Aziz Ansari isn't one to wage a war of words unless they're gonna earn him a punchline. A couple years back he did a pretty funny little Pitchfork skit…
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Music, All Shook Down

Video of the Day Pt. 2: Raaaaaaaandy-Dave Sitek Mixtape

The best parts of Aziz Ansari's SF performance at the Punch Line last year were his Raaaaaandy sketches. Those bits fleshed out the small part he had in Funny People, where he's a prick DJ with a hilarious hypeman,…
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Music, Reviewed Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Over the course of three albums, Kings of Leon have worn their undigested influences on their rangy, sleeveless arms. Sure, this is partly born of a supremely unambitious approach, but the result is a rare, uncomplicated rock pleasure. 2005's Aha…
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Music, Reviewed Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Doing justice to an artist with the gravitas of Tom Waits is a challenge for any singer, much less a 23-year-old actress making her musical debut. But that's exactly what Scarlett Johansson and her hip rock cohorts attempt on Anywhere…
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Music, Sifting through Thee Oh Sees' rehearsal space

Sifting through Thee Oh Sees' rehearsal space

Title be damned, Thee Oh Sees' new album, The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In, finds the band bursting out of the boudoir. All but gone are the folky, lo-fi lullabies that defined past incarnations of this musical…
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Music, Reviewed Celebration


The kaleidoscopic cover of Celebration's The Modern Tribe features an image of a chorus line straight out of the notebook of Hollywood choreographer and director Busby Berkeley. While the music inside isn't quite as over-the-top as the illustration suggests, the…
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Music, The Revolution Will Be Digitized

The Revolution Will Be Digitized

TV on the Radio was initially swept into the general hype for the revitalized New York rock scene, but the band quickly scaled to its forefront. Punctuated by a devastating a capella cover of the Pixies' "Mr. Grieves," the strength…
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Music, Sound Salvation

Sound Salvation

TV on the Radio's utter distinctiveness has driven critics to scrounge for adjectives. The vocal harmonies of Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe have been compared to everything from the Beach Boys and Peter Gabriel to gospel music. But lead singer…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Today we'll be making a sonic stew you've not likely tasted yet. The curious dish, TV on the Radio, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. First, we'll start with a base of Kraftwerk, some electronic beats that never change throughout…
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