I’ve been out of circulation for the past week, and now I’ve returned to the reality that is my computer and parent’s home. I’m here for a couple of days just to bask in the warmth that is my hometown neighborhood, and I must say that there’s nothing better. While I will be ready to return to Manhattan in a couple of days, I am so happy to be blasting TV On The Radio constantly for all within a half mile distance to hear. It’s loud, punky, and totally kosher in my books. I’m just trying to spread the love.
The reality is that I’ve developed a long-lasting, long-term relationship with TV On The Radio. We’ve been through a lot together, and even though I’m a recent fan, I can probably say that they will stick around for me. There have only been a few other artists that can safely achieve that status in my books, including Andrew Bird, Beyonce, Fatboy Slim, and Regina Spektor. It’s an eclectic group that includes many other names that I won’t list right now, but they’re the only music that remain constant in my life. As someone who is always looking for the best new sounds and musical language, it’s comforting to know that there are a few musical stables in my life.
TV On The Radio has done a remarkable job of returning from their two year hiatus to provide us with awesome tuneage, which I thank them for. If I were to meet them, I’d probably be speechless, like many. Not because I’d be overwhelmed by their celebrity status, but because what I’d really want to ask them, is whether or not the lyrics actually ring true to their lives. Having lyrics that speak just as loud as the music itself is something I’ve always admired and I think it’s a musician’s most important, and difficult, job. If you can successfully speak in two different languages, (music vs. lyrics) in one song, then you are in fact a modern day Mozart. While there are bands that can achieve this, I believe TVOTR has done so seamlessly.
So, I happened upon this fabulous remix of Red Dress by the Glitch Mob. And I must say, that as someone who is a huge electronica nerd and junkie, the Glitch Mob does it for me. Their sound can only be described as modern day psychedlics, to me, and combined with the awesomeness that is TVOTR, I don’t think this track can do any wrong. Maybe it’s because the Glitch Mob just takes it in an entirely different direction. While this technique has proven itself fatal in other situations, it works really well here. It’s not necessarily new and fresh for ya’ll, but it’s totally diggable, and should receive as much attention as possible. You can listen to my favorite version of the original, here, via David Letterman.
And to further woo you:
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