Below is an except from David Byrne's How Music Works , followed by a brief review. The excerpt is borrowed from a passage entitled "The New World", in which Byrne discusses the advent of the vinyl record, and the irreversible impact it had on the dissemination of music across cultures. Records were fairly cheap for much of the twentieth century-cheaper than a concert ticket. And as they became [...]
It's no secret here at P&P that we love Annie Clark (or as she's better known, St. Vincent ). And just when we thought our love couldn't get any deeper, the singer, alongside David Byrne , braved the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and stopped by The Colbert Report for a hilariously adorable interview. The duo, who recently released their excellent joint album Love This Giant , discussed what it's like living in Manhattan after Sandy, their process behind making Love This Giant , and even a proposed group shower with Colbert. Check [...]
David Byrne and St. Vincent , aka Annie Clark, aren't too fond of Hurricane Sandy. The force of nature nixed their plans to appear on Letterman Tuesday night, and according to a recent newsletter from Byrne, he'll be climbing "11 flights with a flashlight up a dark stairway" until New York City gets full power and working water again. Still, the two made it out to The Colbert Report last night, where they had a chat and performed material off last month's Love This Giant . "I love things [...]
photo by Dave Lichterman "We bloody won the Mercury!!!" Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band's debut album, An Awesome Wave , had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they're in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead's Dummy and Pulp's Different Class . Watch Alt-J's live KEXP performance here , and check out their video for "Tessellate" below. [...]
Comedy Central's The Colbert Report program welcomed David Byrne & St. Vincent last night to perform two tunes off Love This Giant and talk about life after Superstorm Sandy. Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent's Who... The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes , Political Humor & Satire Blog , Video Archive And here's their take on Weekend In The Dust... [...]
Last night, David Byrne & St. Vincent took to The Colbert Report to play Love This Giant cuts " Who " and " Weekend In The Dust ." They also sat down to chat with Stephen about post-Sandy NYC. Watch all of it below. Read More...
Enjoy their full appearance here. Love This Giant is out now. Purchase St. Vincent items via Insound. MP3: St. Vincent - The Strangers
David Byrne and St. Vincent stopped by the Colbert Report for a brief interview and performed "Who." Watch both videos below: ...
Love This Giant is the new collaboration between St. Vincent and former Talking Heads singer David Byrne. As I said when I first posted about it in July, this seemingly strange pairing made perfect sense to me since they share a flare for the eccentric. The album as a whole doesn't quite live up to [...]
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all photos by Dave Lichterman Back in 1984, in an interview with himself , Talking Heads' David Byrne stated that he would tour again "when there is something new to say to an audience." While the songs themselves need not be new, the performance should be fresh and inventive, which in those days meant donning an oversized suit, serenading a floor lamp, and having band members appear one at a time. Their concert film of that year, Stop Making Sense , now has such significance for Talking Heads die-hards because it was [...]
Photo gallery of David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland (October 18, 2012) Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/photo s/david-byrne-st-vincent-arlen e-schnitzer-concert-ha/
David Byrne (Talking Heads) & St. Vincent have come together to give birth to Love this Giant. The collaboration is somewhat odd to tell you the truth. Then again, Byrne is not known for having "normal" sense of music panache. The album cover, which was inspired by Beauty and the Beast , also speaks to the type of music they gave birth to. The album, in itself, uses a lot of brass instruments, which gives the music a natural feeling around its heavy techonology loops and [...]
The term "supergroup" is often used to refer to a set of musicians who are best known in association with their respective bands - musicians who haven't necessarily operated as solitary acts in their own right, and are culled together to see what their individual untapped energies will create when synthesized. By contrast, when speaking [...]
DAVID BYRNE AND ST. VINCENT ( Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall , 1037 SW Broadway) It's tediously predictable that Love This Giant blew my fucking mind. Consider the facts: Over the past five years, each album released by David Byrne (one) and St. Vincent (three) has sparked to life previously unknown synapses in my brain. So it's unsurprising that a collaboration between two such brainy rockers would be the best thing that's happened to my ears in 2012. What is surprising is how warm it sounds—positively inviting. David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent typically tend [...]
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A talk Sunday night featuring David Byrne and Trent Reznor included an interesting discussion of the business options facing musicians today . Due to Trent Reznor's recent deal with Columbia Records for How to destroy angels_ coverage has focused on DIY vs Major Labels . However both artists shared the stance that the current landscape is not about label deals vs DIY but about choosing the right path and the right deals for the artist in question. [...]
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Photograph of David Bryne and St. Vincent by Julie Logan Mixed in between grungy and disgruntled homeless people on Market St. last night, St. Vincent and David Bryne played to a rapt crowd at the Orpheum Theatre. As a plush theatre intended for musicals and plays rather than concerts, the venue was a huge hindrance. Adoring fans so energized by the show had to take to the aisles or dance between chairs with the short awkward movements of David Bryne. I can just imagine the delighted chaos that would have ensued at a venue [...]
Trent Reznor' s return to corporate America continues today with an announcement via his Facebook page of a new partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre . While nothing definitive was announced, Reznor did write: I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year. I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. As much [...]