Tag: Talking Heads

Tom Tom Club preps ‘Genius of Live’ CD, sets first North American tour in decade

Tom Tom Club preps ‘Genius of Live’ CD, sets first North American tour in decade

Husband-and-wife team/former Talking Heads rhythm section Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth this week announced they’ll take the Tom Tom Club out on the road for the group’s first ‘lengthy’ North American tour in 10 years this fall in support of the forthcoming album ‘Genius of Live.’

Milestones: David Byrne is 58 today; watch quirky ‘Music for the Knee Plays’ live

Milestones: David Byrne is 58 today; watch quirky ‘Music for the Knee Plays’ live

Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne turns 58 today, and we mark his birthday with one of his quirkier solo projects: ‘Music for the Knee Plays,’ a 1985 brass-band-and-vocals album Byrne composed for Robert Wilson’s opera ‘the CIVIL warS.’

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

This week’s new releases include new albums from David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (‘Here Lies Love,’ about Imelda Marcos) and Robyn Hitchcock (‘Propellor Time’), plus expanded reissues from David Bowie, The Colourfield and Squeeze.

Catching up with Depeche Mode… and Paul Westerberg, Duran Duran, Echo & Bunnymen

Catching up with Depeche Mode… and Paul Westerberg, Duran Duran, Echo & Bunnymen

Round-up of headlines from last week while we were on vacation, including news about Paul Westerberg, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, Front Line Assembly, Nine Inch Nails, Talking Heads’ Christ Frantz, Duran Duran and more.

David Byrne concert film ‘Ride, Rise, Roar’ to premiere at South By Southwest in March

David Byrne concert film ‘Ride, Rise, Roar’ to premiere at South By Southwest in March

‘Ride, Rise, Roar’ — a new concert film documenting the creation and staging of David Byrne’s ambitious ‘The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno’ tour in 2008 and 2009 — will receive its world premiere next month at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

New releases: New Peter Gabriel, Nitzer Ebb; live Pet Shop Boys; Pixies, 808 State reissues

New releases: New Peter Gabriel, Nitzer Ebb; live Pet Shop Boys; Pixies, 808 State reissues

This week’s new releases include Peter Gabriel’s new orchestral covers album, a live Pet Shop Boys CD/DVD, Niter Ebb’s first new record in 15 years and new reissues from Pixies, Bomb the Bass and 808 State.

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim ready ‘Here Lies Love,’ their Imelda Marcos concept album

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim ready ‘Here Lies Love,’ their Imelda Marcos concept album

Tweet David Byrne and Fatboy Slim next month finally will release Here Lies Love, the duo’s long-gestating, star-laden 22-track concept album about former Filipino first […]

New releases: Echo & The Bunnymen, Bad Lieutenant CDs; Talking Heads on Blu-ray

New releases: Echo & The Bunnymen, Bad Lieutenant CDs; Talking Heads on Blu-ray

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday. ARTIST: Echo & The Bunnymen RELEASE: The Fountain BACKSTORY: The […]

David Byrne to publish ‘Bicycle Diaries’ book

David Byrne to publish ‘Bicycle Diaries’ book

No stranger to the two-wheeler, ex-Talking Head David Byrne this fall will publish “Bicycle Diaries,” a 320-page text-and-photo account of his observations gleaned while cycling […]

Tom Tom Club’s ‘Close to the Bone’ album comes to CD for first time

Tom Tom Club’s ‘Close to the Bone’ album comes to CD for first time

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club sees its sophomore album Close to the Bone released on CD for the first time ever next week as […]

Quick Spins: Big Audio Dynamite, Dinosaur Jr, Joy Division, Dukes of Stratosphear

Quick Spins: Big Audio Dynamite, Dinosaur Jr, Joy Division, Dukes of Stratosphear

Epic/Legacy will release an expanded reissue of the 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ terrific post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite, on Sept. 8, according to Pause […]

In stores Tuesday: Jane’s Addiction, Talking Heads and Misfits vinyl reissues

In stores Tuesday: Jane’s Addiction, Talking Heads and Misfits vinyl reissues

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday: ARTIST: Jane’s Addiction ALBUM: Nothing’s Shocking, Ritual de lo Habitual BACKSTORY: […]

Sonic Youth, New Order, The Smiths issuing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day

Sonic Youth, New Order, The Smiths issuing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day

The second-annual Record Store Day is less than two weeks out, and the list of exclusive releases being prepped for the April 18 support-your-local-shop shindig […]