Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Watch: TV on the Radio Air Music Video For "Happy Idiot"

Brooklyn indie rock band TV on the Radio have aired the video for their latest single "Happy Idiot".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album album 'Seeds', which will be out on November 18 via Harvest Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Danny Jelinek and stars Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman, as "Racer Steven".

Singer Tunde Adebimpe said in a press release: "I had this idea for the video that I thought would never happen, of Paul Reubens as a race car driver who slowly loses his mind, I took it to Funny or Die and they said, 'That's great, let's go for that.' I got to speak with him over the phone about doing it and, in between being blindingly nervous that I was actually talking to an actor who had shaped a LOT of my world view and trying not to freak him out by saying so, he mentioned that he's been a fan of the band for awhile. He liked the idea, and, somehow, here we are with Paul as a race car driver losing his mind. "Karen Gillan was absolutely great. We were really psyched to work with her, because she's basically sci-fi royalty, and a great person. Full on geek fest in the desert."

Watch it below.

Website: tvontheradioband.com