Gerard Smith, bassist for the Brooklyn based art-rock band TV on the Radio, passed away April 20, 2011.
Smith was diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after finishing the band's latest album "Nine Types of Light." As a result, TV on the Radio has canceled several shows on their tour including Denver, where they were slated to play Tuesday April 26th at the Ogden Theater.
Check out the band's stellar body of work, all of which has been highly influential to me over the years and are definitely worth a listen! You can watch the video to their new single "Will Do" at their website: www.http://tvontheradio.com