TV On The Radio are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their Shortlist Prize-winning debut album, Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babe. Following the disaster in the Gulf region, however, they took time out to record a brand new song called "Dry Drunk Emperor". You can guess who it's about. The song is available as a free download on the Touch & Go website and is preceded by the following statement:
"We ( tvotr ) were back in the studio thinking and feeling again and made this song for all our everybody... in the absence of a true leader we must not forget that we are still together.... hearts are sick ... minds must change ... it is our hope that this song inspires, comforts, fosters courage,and reminds us... this darkness cannot last if we work together. let us help each other... heal each other.... look after one another... the human heart is our new capitol.... this song is for you.... us..... we.... them... it is free. pass it on.
TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA : NEW YORK CITY'S HEART IS WITH YOU... STAY STRONG ! WE LOVE YOU . -tvotr"
Download the track here.