TV On The Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

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With a skronk and a grating groove, New York trio TV on the Radio opens its debut full-length, a montage of dense, droning dream-pop doo-wop. It is in the tug of croon against crags, the discordant grain of the emotional fissures the group rends and forges, that these guys find their thrall, their disparate bop equally desperate and buoyant. TVOR is an idiosyncratic entity, commanding jagged menacing plod and shimmering soul atmospherics in the spirit of the Bowie/Eno/Berlin trilogy. The sound is a submerged surge. The experience is baptismal. TV on the Radio is the manic street preacher prophesizing contemplative chaos.