Last year, TV On The Radio released two pretty outstanding songs, “Mercy” and “Million Miles,” both of which suggested the band had a lot left to say. It’s pretty surprising that neither of those songs will appear on TVOTR’s upcoming Seeds, but that just makes the prospect of the new album even more exciting. Today, they release a track that will be on the album, “Happy Idiot,” and that makes the prospect of the new album pretty damn thrilling. “Happy Idiot” is an ice-cold new-wave number with hints of Ghost In The Machine-era Police. That’s intended as high praise. This is the best song they’ve released since Dear Science, and you absolutely must listen.
Source for album tracklist and tour dates. Seeds is out 11/18