Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new releases include titles from David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Erasure and Ministry.
Tag: David Byrne
David Byrne today announced a massive, 80-date world tour in support of his album American Utopia, a trek that will keep him on the road from early March through the end of August, accompanied by a 12-piece band performing “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense.’”
Following records with Brian Eno and St. Vincent, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will release his first solo album in 14 years in March, a 10-song collection called American Utopia that the singer describes as an un-ironically titled “attempt to depict the world we live in now.” Listen to the first single right here.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival unveiled the mammoth lineup for its two-weekend extravaganza this April, a bill that features legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and 164 other musical acts, some whose names are written in really, really small type. Check out the full lineup, people.
David Byrne today announced plans for a short run of East Coast concerts next March at which he’ll test out a new stage concept that he’s calling his most ambitious since the 1983 tour by Talking Heads that Jonathan Demme documented with the film “Stop Making Sense.” See full dates right here.
This week’s releases include brand-new studio albums from the Buzzcocks, The Vaselines and Stiff LIttle Fingers, plus a reissue of Big Country’s “Steeltown” to marks its 30th anniversary, a collection of David Byrne/Fatboy Slim remixes from their stage production about Imelda Maros.
previously unreleased and apparently never-completed 5-minute-long Talking Heads instrumental called “Theme” has surfaced online via a recording of the first of the band’s two sets opening for a pair of performances by Television at CBGB’s on the night of July 30, 1976.
In 1984, David Byrne helped put together a TV special on the Talking Heads for U.K. TV’s Channel 4, a 68-minute mix of live material filmed at Wembley Arena, interviews, TV news clips, commercials and found footage and sound — sort of a visual version of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts set to live music.
David Byrne and St. Vincent are about to head out on a tour of North America and Europe in support of last year’s Love This Giant album, and, to prime fans, they today released a free EP called Brass Tactics that features a new, previously unreleased track, plus two remixes and a pair of live songs.
A sparse, early demo of the Talking Heads’ 1986 single “True Stories” surfaced online over the weekend, offering fans a glimpse at the origins of the track, which was recorded during the band’s simultaneous for 1985’s Little Creatures and 1986’s True Stories, and became the breakout hit from the latter album.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back 20 years to present one our all-time favorite concert films here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, the long out-of-print — and yet-to-be-released on DVD — “Between the Teeth” from ex-Talking Heads leader David Byrne.
Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — today premiered the music video for “Downtown Rockers,” the title track of their just-released new EP, the duo’s first new release in a dozen years. The video features cameos from Debbie Harry and Richard Hell.
On the even of the release of their new album together, David Byrne and St. Vincent stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night, where they performed the record’s brassy opening track/lead single “Who” on air, then stuck around to play “The Forest Awakes” as a web-only exclusive.