Recent Performances

Dear Science,

Even though I didn’t really get to listen to it until the first day of 2009 and although our taste in music usually aligns pretty well, I have to respectfully disagree with my colleague’s assessment and say that the record that tops my “best of 2008” list is Dear Science, by the amazing TV on the RadioDear Science, is catchier and more accessible on first listen but similar to the bands previous Return to Cookie Mountain, in that TVOTR hide their vast array of influences (I hear some Fela Kuti on “Red Dress”, I hear a slight Off The Wall era Michael Jackson influence on “Golden Age”, there is an early Elvis Costello thing happening on yet another track, it goes on and on) under rich textures and an inventiveness that reveals more with each subsequent listen.


TV on the Radio