“We love the 9:30. Sometimes we feel like this is our apartment, but cleaner,” said TV on the Radio guitarist Kyp Malone last night during the band’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club. On the road supporting Seeds, TVOTR’s first record since 2011, which drops tomorrow, the band played mostly new tracks. They’re tight, a great cross-section of sounds and influences from punk, indie rock, dance, and electronica. (“Careful You,” “Trouble,” and “Happy Idiot” are standouts.) But the band thrilled the audience with older tracks, too, like “Repetition,” “Wear You Out” done in half-time, “DLZ,” and “Wolf Like Me,” the latter provoking a unified audience pogo. I’ve been lucky to cover TVOTR consistently since 2008, and time has only made this band of musical mad scientists better.
See all photos from the show in the gallery.