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TV On The Radio: Nine Types of Light

A couple of weeks back El Vez posted the the promo for the the new TV on the Radio single Will Do, but to accompany the album dropping a couple days ago, the band have released the full length album music video Nine Types of Light comprising 10 promos and a spoof dojo ad by 11 different directors/teams:

Tim NackashiCaffeinated Consciousness
Michael PleaseSecond Song
Maya ErdelyiNew Cannonball Blues
Jon Moritsugu & Amy DavisNo Future Shock
Johnerick LawsonRepetition
Dugan O’NealWill Do
PetroKeep Your Heart
Tunde AdebimpeForgotten
TV on the Radio & Dano CernyKiller Crane
Barney ClayYou
Tim Nackashi, Tunde Adebimpe & Jaleel Bunton – Dragon Backwards

From the TV on the Radio website:

Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio.

The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album.

The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos.

Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for Forgotten.

Even better, the band have posted the full film online for our viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle


2 comments for “TV On The Radio: Nine Types of Light”

  1. […] TV on the Radio: Nine types of Light – One of my favorite bands, TV On the Radio have killed it not only with the album, but this film! This pick also has to be dedicated to their bassist, Gerard Smith who died last week of lung cancer. RIP. […]

    Posted by DN Picks: Apr11 | Directors Notes | May 8, 2011, 11:59 am
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    Posted by Plant Blog » TV on the Radio: Album Video | June 19, 2011, 8:25 pm

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