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The band TV On the Radio will have a record release party for their latest, "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes" (Touch and Go Records, 2004) at Park Slope’s Southpaw on Tuesday, March 9.

"Desperate Youth" (available on vinyl and CD), opens with a discordant, blaring saxophone on "The Wrong Way" and proceeds to take you on a sonic journey led by vocalist Tunde Adebimpe, of Williamsburg (second from right) - whose voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Peter Gabriel.

Adebimpe’s cohorts include fellow Billyburg resident Kyp Malone (second from left) on vocals, guitars and loops, David Andrew Sitek (center) on guitars and loops, Jaleel Bunton (far left) on drums and pedals and Gerard Smith (far right) on bass.

Against infectious beats, broken saxophones, elements of a cappella, ambient sounds, punk and electronica, TVOTR’s "Desperate Youth" lyrics are politically aware, psychedelically poetic, intoxicated by love and lust and angrily brokenhearted.

In "Ambulance," Adebimpe sings, "I will be your accident if you will be my ambulance/ and I will be your screech and crash if you will be my crutch and cast/and I will be your one more time if you will be my one last chance/oh fall for me." Now that’s "Desperate."

Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance through; $12 at the door. Southpaw is located at 125 Fifth Ave. at St. John’s Place in Park Slope. For more information, call (718) 230-0236 or visit

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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