Over two years since their astonishing 2006 album "Return to Cookie Mountain", New York avant garde standard-bearers TV ON THE RADIO return with their long-awaited new album, "Dear Science". Produced by the group?s multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek, "Dear Science" finds the Brooklyn group fine-tuning what they did best on "Return to Cookie Mountain". The band's Brooklyn friends: the Afro-funk group ANTIBALAS, lend some golden horn rave-ups to "Red Dress" and Katrina Ford of CELEBRATION delivers angelic harmonies on the orchestral closer "Lover's Day". But if beautifully damaged tracks such as "Dreams" and "Ambulance", from their debut album "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes" is what does it for you, don't worry - TV On The Radio?s latest addition still goes for the jugular in the melancholic and moody department.
"The songs are vertiginous, full of cantilevered rhythms and synthetic sounds, yet openly catchy . . . " -- The New York Times - Arts & Leisure, September 7, 2008 by Jon Pareles