TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek launches new label with Telepathe single, builds every release with his bare hands and sweat

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek launches new label with Telepathe single, builds every release with his bare hands and sweat

Dave Sitek is tired of all these lazy, no good, dumbhead, garbage sack bozos. Taking all week mixing, recording, and producing records. Taking all month silkscreening album jackets. And, worst of all, they’re doing it wrong. Dave Sitek can’t take it, so he’s taking matters into his own hands. The TV on the Radio bassist/producer has started a new record label by the name of Federal Prism, focusing on limited-edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs. Every release on the new label will be recorded, mixed, and produced by Sitek himself. Not only that, but Sitek will hand-silkscreen each of the 500 numbered copies himself. Finally, Dave Sitek doesn’t need any of you chumps.

The question is, who shall be Federal Prism’s chrome ambassador? Well, Sitek says Brooklyn electro-pop outfit Telepathe is the label’s “chrome ambassador.” On October 9, the label will put out a digital version of the group’s new single “Destroyer,” with a vinyl edition following in October 30. The record’s B-side will contain a remix by some fellow named Trent Reznor, accompanied by his friends Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross.

Go over to Federal Prism’s website to pre-order the record. All pre-orders come with an immediate download of 320 kbps MP3s of the new single. If you were worried about having to wait for your chrome ambassadors, worry no longer.

• Federal Prism: http://federalprism.com
• Telepathe: http://www.facebook.com/telepathe

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