MP3: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness”

UPDATE: According to SD Dialed In this show has been postponed until May 13. The good news is that we are extending the entry deadline for this contest to May 10.

MP3: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness”

TV on the Radio‘s latest album, Nine Types of Light, will be released next Tuesday, April 12, and it’s full of love songs. The amorous vibe is a change of pace from the band’s usual tales of urban distress, but it doesn’t mean the Brooklyn boys have gone soft.

On the new nature of TVOTR’s new work, singer Kyp Malone says, “I like love songs…I like the forms of love songs, the poetry.” However, listeners who delve more deeply into the songs will still find Malone’s characteristic darkness, or as he puts it, “Beautiful sounding lies… ‘You’re the only one I ever loved?’ It’s a terrible thing to say to someone because it’s most likely not true.”

With that quote, it’s possible that Malone just cock-blocked millions of douchebags everywhere — but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that TV on the Radio are about to kick off a massive tour, with plans to play San Diego’s 4th and B on May 13. To celebrate their SoCal stop, we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to see the show. That’s a lot of chances to win, but if you’re not the gamblin’ type, you can purchase tickets here.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, follow these two easy steps: 1) Comment below with your favorite TVOTR lyric. 2) Email with your full name and mailing address. Our five favorite comments will be chosen on May 10. Go!

TV on the Radio on tour
04/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
04/9 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
04/10 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s 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, Quebec – Metropolis
04/18 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
04/20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
04/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro
04/23-24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/26 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/13 – San Diego, CA – 4th and B
06/22 – Zagreb, Croatia – T-Mobile Inmusic Festival
06/23 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
06/24 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
06/30 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/1 – St. Gallen, Switzerland – St. Gallen Festival
07/3 – London, England – Wireless Festival
07/4 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
07/5 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
07/8 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
07/9 – Lisbon, Portugal – Alive Festival
07/17 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

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28 Responses to “MP3: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness””

  1. This contest is now closed. Thanks for playing!

  2. Jessica says:


  3. Jessica says:

    From "I Was A Lover"

    I once joined a priest class, plastic, inert

    in a slowdance with commerce

    like a lens up a skirt

  4. boblawblah says:

    Gold is another word for culture.

    Leads to fattening

    Of the vultures

    Till this bird can barely fly.

  5. LindsayB says:

    And when the night comes I'm fiending like a pyrale

    And I know stables my survival

    When there's music all around me and I haven't got a single word to say

  6. John says:

    wading through the market's waste, we locked eyes felt our loneliness abate, true desire showed its face, but only momentarily…

    (i love farmers markets too! hehehe)

  7. John Muraro says:

    Oh I will be your accident

    If you will be my ambulance

    I will be your screech and crash if you will be my crutch and cast

    I will be your one more time if you will be my one last chance

    So fall for me

  8. Amber Cooper says:

    "Turn me up inside you

    Up and into the heart of your world"

    Dirty Whirl Wind, Return to Cookie Mountain

  9. Lady B. says:

    “We’re just psyched. So psyched. So psyched. So f***ing psyched.”

    From Poppy on Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

    Love those guys! RIP Gerard Smith!

  10. Lady B. says:

    "We're just psyched. So psyched. So psyched. So fucking psyched."

    From Poppy on Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

    Love those guys! RIP Gerard Smith!

  11. Jacob Aaron says:


    Little flightless metal birds

    High above in limbless tree

    Echoes from their tiny box

    Ring out into the atmosphere

    Creating beauty inadvertently

  12. Yesi says:

    "Beneath the cigarettes and sugar shit of alcohol on your breath/I can taste the ocean on your tongue" – "Playhouses"

    So Good!

  13. lockedandlogan says:

    "It's just that all you were was all I could want…"

  14. Leslie Ramey says:

    My favorite lyric- "The music is all around and I haven't a thing to say"

    That must be some amazing music.

  15. Dan Damschen says:

    Maybe I'm the fool but I think we'd find

    That we could all be so so kind

    If you'd just leave your tread mill power trip behind

    Oh leave your treadmill power trip behind

    And maybe it's best that you're so so blind

    It's best that your so so blind

    Because your heart can't grieve

  16. Hayden Bernstein says:

    I will be your accident if you will be my ambulance

    And I will be your screech and crash if you will be my crutch and cast

  17. nikkisherrie says:

    Ball so hard we'll smash the walls

    Break the bed

    And Crash the floors

    Don't Stop

    Laugh and Scream

    And have the neighbors call the cops

    Till all the eyes that've seen our fire play

    from Lover's Day <3

  18. @jennyjenjen says:

    "Let's pursue this argument in darkness / Curtains drawn, limbs entwined."

    –from Wear You Out

    …hot hot hot!

  19. Jesus Medina says:

    And we liked to party

    and we kept it live

    and we had a three volume tome of contemporary slang

    to keep a handle on all this jive

    From I was a Lover

  20. Jeff says:

    Heart beat sounding

    Ricocheting in their cage

    Thought I'd lose my balance

    With the grounds bounce and sway

    And all this violence

    And all this goes away

    And the vibes that rise like

    Fireflies illuminate our play

  21. Broke trust in two

    Now no one's looking out for you

    Why keep it cruel

    Why waste so much to play the fool

  22. KatieD says:

    "It's a storm faced cloud, hanging in dystrophy

    It's a cold, base clown laughing at enemies

    It's a rough wild world could you please chaperone

    It's a mind field trip, oh leave it the fuck alone"

  23. Lucas says:

    I'm going outside the box.

    "With all due respect sir, the mantle has passed."

  24. Dr. Frothy says:

    Got a curse I cannot lift

    Shines when the sunset shifts

    When the moon is round and full

    Gotta bust that box gotta gut that fish

    ~Wolf Like Me

  25. Justin Robinson says:

    "Suddenly, all your history's ablaze

    Try to breath, as the world desintegrates

    Just like autumn leaves, we're in for change

    Holding tenderly to what remains"

  26. Liza says:

    Should you grow an orchard?

    Covered in dusty portraits

    Blossoms that bloom so fine, just to drop from the vine

    I'll listen up tonight

  27. "you listened for the truth

    just too bad they lied" from the song "Hours"

  28. Brittany Depezynski says:

    Slip slow from night’s deep wells and watch our gardens swell

    Once the seeds are sown, wild and overgrown

    You’ll see heart’s colors changed like leaves