WATCH: TV On The Radio Releases Video For “Happy Idiot” Starring Paul Reubens

The band channels Speed Racer for their first release from the new album Seeds, out November 18

TV on the Radio is back, and the band has brought Pee-wee Herman along for the ride. “Happy Idiot” is the lead single from Seeds, the band’s fifth album, which is the first since 2011’s Nine Types of Light. This is also the first TVOR release since the subsequent passing of their bassist and producer Gerard Smith that occurred shortly after that album’s release.

The video, featured over at Funny Or Die, features Paul Reubens as “Racer Steven,” a race-car driver with an icy gaze who may or may not be losing his mind. Karen Sheila Gillan (of Doctor Who fame) co-stars along with the band themselves in the wacky world put together by director Danny Jelinek.

TV on the Radio 2014 tour dates

October

17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl (Supporting Massive Attack)
18 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
19 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
24 – Joshua Tree, CA – Pappy & Harriets
25 – Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Festival

November

12 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
13 – Montreal, QC – Corona
14 – Boston, MA – Paradise
16 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
18 – New York, NY – Apollo
21 – Brooklyn, N Y – MHOW
22 – Brooklyn, NY – MHOW

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