NYC's art rock darlings have done it again. Return To Cookie Mountain -- with its post-apocalypse theme -- is a densely tangled masterpiece that floods and floors by straddling swaggering grooves and boggling cacophony. TVotR thicken things up with Jaleel Bunton's drumming in addition to drum machines. I Was A Lover's poignantly resigned synth wail and dancing keys are ripped into by noisy static and distorted guitar riffs. Wolf Like Me storms with sticky, pulsing beats and feverish guitar. And A Method is beautifully cavernous, inhabited by eerie whistling, rhythmic claps, sharp staccato beats and a discordant harmony that repetitively swells, surges and sinks. Not to mention that TVotR's number-one fan, David Bowie, lends his vocals to the smooth Province. TV on the Radio play the Opera House October 12.