Band: TV On The Radio
A slow-jam of a song into subterranean blue, Tonight hails from the Brooklyn band’s excellent second album, 2006’s Return To Cookie Mountain. These guys have a vividly unique sound steeped in layered electronica, with discrete bits of more recognizably conventional bits like the odd electric guitar poking through here and there. It’s a feverishly distorted, heavily filtered soundscape they favour on the album - even the vocals tend to compete for space in a crowded aural landscape.
Production-wise, Tonight has a certain warmth and crystalline clarity which sets it apart from much of the album; it’s a smooth plunge into something at once both dire and inevitably resigned - and it’s quite eloquent in its despair.
Posted by Max MacDonald