TV on the Radio pulled one out of the top drawer with their 2004 debut album, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes. The band elegantly combined what until then had been seen as incompatible: soulful gospel singing, noisy punk guitars, funk bass runs and electro-flavored drums.
David Bowie was so captivated that he wanted to sing on the band’s second album. Other fans, such as Liam Gallagher and Scarlett Johansson, had their records produced by band member David Sitek. He also took charge of recording TV on the Radio’s latest, fifth and poppiest album, Seeds.
The band’s drummer, Jaleel Bunton, tells us which songs inspired them while they were making it.