July 31, 2013 9:41
TV On The Radio unveil new track 'Mercy' – listen
The band previously premiered the track live at their curated edition of ATP
The single will be released on Dave Sitek's label Federal Prism and was debuted at the band's curated edition of ATP festival at Pontin's Camber Sands Holiday Park in May.
Earlier this year, the band's frontman Tunde Adebimpe confirmed that they had been in the studio working on a studio album. "I'm not sure what's gonna be out when, but there's new stuff coming," he said. "We're sort of collecting material for a record, but right now we're only thinking in terms of songs, smaller things we can put out regularly until an album seems possible. Which I love."
"It's not that you're less precious about the process, but I like coming in and saying, 'Let's make a couple songs', not feeling any sort of pressure to lock ourselves in a room," he added.
Any future album will also be released via Federal Prism after TV On The Radio left Interscope following the release of their last LP, 'Nine Types Of Light', which was released in April 2011. "We parted ways with them," says Adebimpe. "To the best of my knowledge, they can ask about another record, but I don't think we're gonna do that. Um, yeah they did what they did. That's as diplomatic as I can put that."
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