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Watch: TV on the Radio – "Will Do"

on March 22, 2011, 1:48pm

Most of you born after 1990 will probably scratch your head at this reference, but here we go: How many of you ever wanted to build a virtual reality helmet with your Erector set as a kid? No? Well, apparently TV on the Radio‘s Tunde Adebimpe did. In the video for the band’s current single, “Will Do”, he and the rest of the band find themselves plugged into these homemade-like devices, where each of their individual passions are readily available, only they soon discover it’s never as good as the “real thing.” Visually, the video’s sunny, and oddly sanguine, despite the anti-technological metaphors it has going for it.

Come to think of it, between this and The Cars’ new video for “Sad Song”, there seems to be this movement against technology gestating in the music scene? Or, perhaps this writer’s just reading too much into it. Nonetheless, grab a Nestea, sidle up to a nearby window (that is, if the sun’s pouring in), and enjoy this warm, summer-esque video from TV on the Radio… over at Cluster 1.

By the way, the band’s fourth entry, Nine Types of Light, drops April 12th. Pre-order?

TV on the Radio 2011 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04/09 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
04/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
04/13 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
04/15 Providence, RI @ Brown University
04/16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/17 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
04/18 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
04/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew Hall
04/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/02 – San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
06/22 – Zagreb, HR @ T Mobile Inmusic Festival
06/23 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
06/24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/01 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
07/05 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
07/08 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
07/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival