Tag: David Byrne

Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent release free ‘Brass Tactics’ EP

Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent release free ‘Brass Tactics’ EP

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.

Stream: Talking Heads’ early demo of ‘Wild Wild Life’ — single off ‘True Stories’

Stream: Talking Heads’ early demo of ‘Wild Wild Life’ — single off ‘True Stories’

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.

Vintage Video: David Byrne’s ‘Between the Teeth’ — watch full 1993 concert film

Vintage Video: David Byrne’s ‘Between the Teeth’ — watch full 1993 concert film

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.

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ — with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell cameos

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ — with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell cameos

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.

Video: David Byrne and St. Vincent play ‘Who,’ ‘The Forest Awakes’ on Jimmy Fallon

Video: David Byrne and St. Vincent play ‘Who,’ ‘The Forest Awakes’ on Jimmy Fallon

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.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club, Aztec Camera, English Beat

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club, Aztec Camera, English Beat

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne and St. Vincent and Tom Tom Club, plus reissues from The Stone Roses and Aztec Camera, a live CD/DVD of The English Beat’s US Festival performances, and best-ofs from Duran Duran and Propaganda.

David Byrne and St. Vincent stream ‘Love This Giant’ album in full, debut video for ‘Who’

David Byrne and St. Vincent stream ‘Love This Giant’ album in full, debut video for ‘Who’

‘Love This Giant’ — the 2-years-in-the-making album by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and singer-songwriter/guitar ace Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent — arrives in stores one week from today, but you can get an early listen to the full record courtesy of NPR.

The Week in Rock: July 29-Aug. 4, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 29-Aug. 4, 2012

This week’s roundup of headlines includes items on Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman, New Order, Ian McCulloch, R.E.M., Aztec Camera, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Jazz Butcher, Crime and the City Solution, Men Without Hats, Ministry, Public Image Ltd., Close Lobsters, Mojo Nixon and more.

Stream: David Bryne & St. Vincent, ‘Weekend in the Dust’ — 2nd track off ‘Love This Giant’

Stream: David Bryne & St. Vincent, ‘Weekend in the Dust’ — 2nd track off ‘Love This Giant’

With the release of their album ‘Love This Giant’ still nearly two months out, ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and singer-songwriter/guitar ace Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, this week offered up a second sampling of the disc: the horn-laden “Weekend in the Dust,” the second song on the album.

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

This week’s installment of The Week in Rock features news about Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, Robyn Hitchcock, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.

David Byrne, St. Vincent announce ‘Love This Giant’ album, tour — download free MP3

David Byrne, St. Vincent announce ‘Love This Giant’ album, tour — download free MP3

In the works for nearly three years, ‘Love This Giant’ — the joint album by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and singer-songwriter/guitar ace Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent — will be released in September, after which the two will embark on a 25-date fall North American tour.

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.

Milestones: David Byrne is 60 today — watch full Talking Heads concert filmed in 1980

Milestones: David Byrne is 60 today — watch full Talking Heads concert filmed in 1980

It’s David Byrne’s birthday today — he’s 60 — and while he’s made it perfectly clear he wants nothing to do with his old Talking Heads bandmates, it’s certainly fun to look back at what a mighty band they once were. So here’s a killer ‘Remain in Light’-era concert filmed in Rome in 1980 for your viewing pleasure.

New releases: VCMG’s ‘Ssss,’ David Byrne, Fields of the Nephilim, Erasure, Paul Weller

New releases: VCMG’s ‘Ssss,’ David Byrne, Fields of the Nephilim, Erasure, Paul Weller

This week’s new releases include ‘Ssss,’ the debut from VCMG, aka former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, as well as a live album from David Byrne and Caetano Veloso, a live package from Fields of the Nephilim, and singles from Paul Weller and Erasure.