Thursday, June 14, 2012

Once In a Lifetime: St. Vincent & David Byrne - "Who?" (Fall Mini-Tour)

Love This Giant, the long-rumored brass-based collaborative album from St. Vincent (Annie Clark) and former Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne is finally slated for a September 11th release on 4AD/Todo Mundo. Having randomly met @ a 2009 Dirty Projectors & Björk benefit show... Clark and Byrne were later approached to orchestrate a similar concert for Housing Works, to which David Byrne adamantly replied, "Why don't we [just] go ahead and record these and make it an album!?" After roughly 2 1/2 years of tinkering between their own solo albums, Love This Giant is finally good and ready for a wide-spread unveiling.

Material was jointly co-written/recorded by both St. Vincent & David Byrne, with production assistance from John Congleton, and horn-aided backing from The Dap-Kings AND Antibalas. The album will be composed of 12 original tracks and accompanied by a Fall mini-tour spanning across the United States and Canada. First single, "Who?" quite properly displays the sheer difficulty that David Byrne and Annie Clark had trying to tailor-fit lyrics to go along with brass-centric backing sounds, often "re-writing the words about three times before hitting a direction [that] worked!" "Who?" is conveniently available for download or stream from the Love This Giant widget below @ the mere price of $1.00 email address. I'm sure this is just a small sampling of the horn-ified craziness that St. Vincent & David Byrne are gearing up to unleash into the world come September 10-14th!

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