TV On The Radio: “Mr. Grieves” from Young Liars

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About “Mr. Grieves”

“Mr. Grieves” is a hidden song by TV On The Radio from their album Young Liars.

An a cappella rendition of “Mr Grieves,” originally recorded by the American alternative rock band Pixies and featured on their influential 1989 album, Doolittle. Written by Pixies frontman Black Francis, the song is known for its dark and cryptic lyrics.

“Mr. Grieves” is characterized by its distinctive guitar work, driven by Joey Santiago’s jangly, surf-rock-influenced riffs. The song’s minimalist instrumentation and Frank Black’s unique vocal delivery contribute to its haunting and somewhat unsettling quality.

“Mr. Grieves” is a prime example of the Pixies’ ability to create unconventional and thought-provoking music, and it remains a fan favorite and a staple of their live performances.

About Young Liars

Young Liars is an EP by the American indie rock band TV on the Radio, released in 2003. This early release laid the groundwork for the band’s distinctive sound, characterized by a fusion of genres such as post-punk, art rock, and experimental elements.

The EP features tracks like “Staring at the Sun” and “Young Liars,” which exemplify the band’s unconventional song structures, powerful vocal harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics. The music often explores themes of urban life, relationships, and existential questions.

Young Liars received critical acclaim and helped establish TV on the Radio as an innovative and influential force in the indie music scene. It remains a pivotal work in the band’s discography and a testament to their creativity.

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