Rhapsody Gives Members Exclusive Access to TV on the Radio’s “Nine Types of Light” One Week Early

The lauded indie act is back with a new album and it’s now playing, only on Rhapsody

SEATTLE—April 5, 2011—The wait for TV on the Radio’s anticipated new release, “Nine Types of Light” is finally over—but only if you’re a Rhapsody subscriber.  The leading premium, on-demand music service has once again rewarded its members with early access to anticipated music from the world’s most talked-about bands.

“TV on the Radio are the most fearless and adventurous American rock band of the last decade — every record is a quantum leap forward both for them and for, like, society,” said Rob Harvilla, senior managing editor, Rhapsody.  “ ‘Nine Types of Light’ is no exception — there’s more passion, innovation and ferocity on this thing than on every other blog-hyped 2011 album combined. I’m thrilled at the chance to give Rhapsody members first crack at this thing; I hope they’re thrilled as well.”

TV on the Radio fans have waited nearly three years for a new full-length release.  The band’s acclaimed  2008 release, “Dear Science” received rave reviews and graced the “Best of 2008” lists from the most prestigious music critics, including taking top honors on Pazz & Jop, the Village Voice’s year-end critics poll, and Spin Magazine’s Album of the Year.

“Nine Types of Light” hits all retail channels on April 12th. The album and first single, “Will Do” are already receiving critical praise— Rolling Stone recently gave the full-length album a glowing four-star review calling it “pure heaven” and the band’s most accessible work to date.

In addition to the first listen of “Nine Types of Light,” Rhapsody members will be treated to original TV on the Radio content, produced by Rhapsody’s renowned editorial team. Beginning today, “The Mix,” the official Rhapsody blog, features TV on the Radio videos, including a recent clip shot at South by Southwest, where band members recount the music they were listening to their senior year of high school; “The Box” where the band responds to Rhapsody members’ questions; and an “On the Record” segment where frontman Tunde Adebimpe talks about how the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” was a significant influence, in precisely 45 seconds.

Rhapsody subscribers are often privy to music and editorial content that can’t be found anywhere else.  In addition to leaks from popular artists such as Jack Johnson, The Black Eyed Peas and Zac Brown, Rhapsody produces exclusive concerts, videos, playlists, reviews and listening guides. Not yet a member?  Rhapsody offers a free trial to prospective members.  Access to Rhapsody’s member benefits and massive collection of 11-million songs begins at www.rhapsody.com/plans.

More information about TV on the Radio, including videos and the trailer for the 52-minute film adaptation of the new album, can be found at http://www.tvontheradio.com