There aren't many bands more associated with Brooklyn than TV on the Radio. But when it was time to start working on their fifth LP, Nine Types of Light (due April 12th), the art-rockers convened in the sunny Los Angeles house that producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek began renting after 2008's Dear Science. "When we recorded all the previous records, we were in a room with no windows for months at a time," says Sitek. "Having a barbecue running the whole time was certainly a different vibe."
Between waging epic ping-pong battles and feasting on home-grilled meats - "We probably ate our weight in lamb in the process of recording," chuckles singer-guitarist Kyp Malone - the band took turns laying down instrumental parts in Sitek's living room, kitchen and patio. "I've become less concerned with what [an album] sounds like in an anechoic chamber or in a mastering suite," Sitek says. "Make music in real life, for real life.Read More »from TV on the Radio Take Los Angeles With ‘Nine Types of Light’