The Residents have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for nearly forty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video. Two of their videos are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and their Freak Show CD-Rom was recently featured in MoMA’s “Looking at Music 3.0” exhibition.
Their four decade long career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored several episodes of the Pee Wee Herman Show, Hunters (for the Discovery Channel), The Census Taker (1985), Heaven (1987), Conceiving Ada (1997), Condo Painting (1997), Thomas Pynchon - A Journey Into The Mind (2001), Investigation Into The Invisible World (2002) and Strange Culture (2007) as well as several projects for MTV.
Having already released ten DVDs, and a 60 episode internet series, The Residents are also thriving in the world of digital media. In addition, they recently completed a 70 date world tour, titled The Talking Light, from January, 2010 - April 2011. In 2012 The Residents celebrate their 40th Anniversary.