An indie alternative band which formed in 2001 and is based in New York City. They play a diverse range of music which includes elements of electronic, hip hop, trip-hop, a capella, free jazz, house, and blues. The band was formed by two members: Tunde Adebimpe and David Sitek. Also in the band are Kyp Malone, Jaleel Bunton, and Gerard Smith. They are also joined by other contributors on their albums.