TV on the Radio’s latest release, Read Silence, is a follow-up remix EP to Dear Science. All three of the remixes are great, but the one that stands out the most is “Red Dress (The Glitch Mob Remix).” The Glitch Mob, up until recently, was comprised of DJs edIT (Edward Ma), Kraddy (Mathew Kratz), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer), who had decided to link up after repeatedly playing the same venues throughout California. Together, they performed tag-team-style sets with all four DJs on stage at the same time. Since 2008, they’ve been producing some of the sickest electronic, glitch and futuristic hip-hop tracks and remixed some of the most talented electronic and hip-hop artists. Mathew Kratz recently split from the group due to creative differences but will still be producing new music under “Kraddy.”
The other tracks on Read Silence are “Shout Me Out (Willie Isz Remix by Jneiro Jarel)” and “Stork & Owl (Gang Gang Dance Remix).” Both take the songs to new heights without compromising TV on the Radio’s signature sound. You can listen to more samples from Read Silence now on iTunes.
MP3: TV on the Radio – Red Dress (The Glitch Mob Remix)
On Friday night, I may have seen my last Nine Inch Nails concert ever. Trent Reznor announced that this will be the final tour. In addition to getting engaged to Mariqueen Maandig, the singer of West Indian Girl, he had been thinking of calling it quits for some time now, but decided to give it one last go for the 20 year anniversary of his first album, Pretty Hate Machine. And what better band to go on tour with than Janes Addiction? Both bands got their start around the same time playing the first Lollapalooza show in 1992.
This final tour “Wave Goodbye” is a must see for old fans. The show is raw and spontaneous and the energy of the band is through the roof. They’re performing many of the songs they never got a chance to play before including “Heresy,” “The Downward Spiral,” “Mr. Self Destruct,” “Metal,” “Physical,” “I’m Afraid of Americans,” “The Becoming,” “The Way Out Is Through” and “Last.” Since the set-list changes up every night, fans are attending as many shows as they can afford. Janes Addiction then close out the night with an explosive performance. Unfortunately, the US tour is almost over. Tomorrow the band is performing at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Tickets are still on sale so I’ll probably catch this one too. Then, my youth will officially feel over. I think we can all sympathize with nin.com forum member, Shitfuckdamn, who posted “Might as well named it the ‘Goodbye Forever and Get Your Razor Blades Out’ tour.”
Video: Nine Inch Nails – Mr. Self Destruct (Irvine, CA 2009)