The current darlings of the Brooklyn indie scene are a group of fellas called TV On the Radio. Their new album, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, is just now hitting the scene, after the (quite good) Young Liars EP made a big splash last year. However, before both, they apparently self-released a disc entitled OK Calculator, and they recently discussed it with the Washington Post.
Back before TV on the Radio galvanized the indie-rock community with last year’s “Young Liars” EP, the New York band self-released a collection of lo-fi demos and experiments titled “OK Calculator” (a cheeky reference to Radiohead’s “OK Computer”). The disc mostly collected singer Tunde Adebimpe’s home recordings, tracks he performed primarily a cappella, ingeniously using his voice to mimic drums and overdub mock guitar strums. “OK Calculator” was something of a one-man-band goof, but the impressive “Young Liars” showed what happened when Adebimpe and his friends got serious.
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