For the final day of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, I ran about Union Park to try and catch most of the bands scheduled to perform. I treated it like a live sampler that record labels hand out, catching a couple songs here and there, only to dash off to another stage soon thereafter.
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It’s been seven years since I first heard of TV On The Radio, seven years since I got tickets to Last Call with Carson Daly—yes, that Carson Daly—just to see the band play, seven years since I fell for a group I never saw coming. They’ll be taking the stage Sunday night to close this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and I can’t help but think about watching the little art-rock-band-that-could grow into the arena-ready powerhouse they’ve become.
Well, this isn’t about Nine Types of Light. Sort of. This is actually about the Nine Types of Light film, which the band packaged with the new album. It’s a visual companion to the record that fans could purchase as part of a deluxe edition of the new collection, or simply watch on YouTube the day the record officially dropped.