Kyp Malone

David Kyp Joel Malone is a multi-instrumentalist and member of the bands TV on the Radio and Iran. Malone formed Iran with film director/singer/songwriter Aaron Aites in the year 2000. Malone later joined Tunde Adebimpe and David Sitek in TV on the Radio for the recording and release of Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes. Malone has also contributed to work by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, including producing Robinson's 2009 LP Summer Of Fear. In 2009, Malone released a solo effort under the name Rain Machine, later touring to support the album. Malone has toured and played with Jolie Holland, and was an influence and early champion of singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Malone was featured in the 2002 Bay Area indie film Scumrock. Malone recorded with the Malian band Tinariwen on their 2011 release "Tassili". It was recorded in the Algerian desert near the Libyan border.


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    (2003) 80 min
    Jon Moritsugu
    SCUMROCK is "a quick-witted, smartly poignant effort from someone who's earned his indie cred and has hit...
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