Tag: Talking Heads

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.

Stream: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — first new release in 12 years

Stream: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — first new release in 12 years

Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — this month will release their first new music in a dozen years in the form of the 6-track EP ‘Downtown Rockers,’ and you can listen to the whole set ahead of its release via an exclusive stream on East Village Radio.

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.

Tom Tom Club releasing ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — ‘a sort of ode to CBGB’ — in September

Tom Tom Club releasing ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — ‘a sort of ode to CBGB’ — in September

Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club — namely husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — this September will release a new EP dubbed ‘Downtown Rockers’ both digitally and on vinyl, marking the duo’s first collection of new music since 2000’s ‘The Good, The Bad and The Funky.’

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.

Video: Thurston Moore covers Rolling Stones, Lee Ranaldo covers Talking Heads

Video: Thurston Moore covers Rolling Stones, Lee Ranaldo covers Talking Heads

Here’s video shot in the last week of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore covering the Rolling Stones’ ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)’ in Rio and bandmate Lee Ranaldo doing his take on Talking Heads”Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,’ before segueing into his own song ‘Fire Island (Phases),’ in Barcelona.

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes reports about The Stone Roses, The Cure, Buzzcocks, Skinny Puppy, Nick Cave, Redd Kross, Ultravox, Paul Weller, Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Sugar, Blondie, Devo and more.

Video: Florence + The Machine cover Talking Heads’ ‘Wild, Wild Life’ in animal costumes

Video: Florence + The Machine cover Talking Heads’ ‘Wild, Wild Life’ in animal costumes

When it came time to announce their slot headlining the U.K.’s Bestival, Britain’s Florence + The Machine opted for an unusual unveiling: The whole band dressed up in animal costumes and rambled their way through a stripped-down take on the Talking Heads hit single ‘Wild, Wild Life.’

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.

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.

The Week in Rock: April 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 8-14, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., Pulp, Squeeze, Joey Ramone, Dalis Car, Heaven 17, Husker DU’s Grant Hart, Morrissey and Howard Jones — plus a new The Smiths box set giveaway.

Read the first 23 pages of Jonathan Lethem’s 33⅓ book on Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

Read the first 23 pages of Jonathan Lethem’s 33⅓ book on Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

The next book in the ever-expanding 33⅓ series of album dissections finds celebrated novelist Jonathan Lethem tackling Talking Heads’ 1979 classic ‘Fear of Music’ — and while the 160-page book won’t arrive until later this month, you can now read the first 23 pages online.

Linkage: Joy Division/New Order master tapes — plus Talking Heads, XTC, The Smiths comic book

This week’s link round-up includes celeb chef Jamie Oliver finding old Joy Division and New Order master tapes in a Manchester basement, plus XTC’s Andy Partridge on ‘English Settlement,’ Jerry Harrison pining for a Talking Heads reunion and a Kickstarter campaign to fund a second volume of Smiths-inspired comics.

New releases: Kate Bush’s ‘50 Words for Snow,’ plus Talking Heads, U2, Erasure, Magazine

New releases: Kate Bush’s ‘50 Words for Snow,’ plus Talking Heads, U2, Erasure, Magazine

This week’s new releases include the first new album in six years from Kate Bush (’50 Words for Snow’), DVDs from Talking Heads (‘Chronology’) and U2 (‘From the Sky Down’), a new single from Erasure (‘Be With You’) and the domestic release of Magazine’s first new album in 30 years (‘No Thyself’).