“DLZ” – TV On The Radio Cover

Cover of “DLZ” by TV On The Radio

“DLZ” is a song by the band TV On The Radio. It appears on their third album, Dear Science and was written by Tunde Adebimpe. I don’t own any rights to this song. Go buy some merch from the band.

Originally uploaded to YouTube on March 6, 2018. Watch a version with out embedded ads over at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/139635786084557/videos/1541251109256344/

If memory serves I recorded this with an X/Y mic and maybe a couple of Behringer XM8500 mics going into a Zoom H6. Video is from an LG Stylo 3. Might also have recorded from the Dean Markley La Jolla soundhole pickup equipped on this Carvin Cobalt 350. Super basic mix done in Garageband.

The setting is my basement print studio with a wrinkled up black backdrop. Effects were initially applied in iMovie.

Embarrassingly enough, I stumbled across this song through the Breaking Bad teleivsion series. The original version is featured during the last five minutes and end credits of Season 2, Episode 10, “Over”. Obviously my acousitc cover of “DLZ” is stripped down from the original.

“Wolf Like Me” was probably my introduction to TV On The Radio. And if you like that, do a search for Local H covering that song.

Want to play it?

Three chords: Em, C, G. Capo at fret four, but it looks like I used fret three here. During the middle verses I switch to power chords (E5, C5, G5) with some palm muting for dynamic effect.

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