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David Byrne & St. Vincent

4AD To Release David Byrne & St. Vincent Collaboration, Love This Giant

14th June 2012
4AD To Release David Byrne & St. Vincent Collaboration, Love This Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent have confirmed the September 11 release of their album, 'Love This Giant,' to be released worldwide by 4AD*. Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.  See below for complete tracklisting, and download album opener 'Who' at www.lovethisgiant.com

Byrne and Clark will launch a 24-date fall tour on September 15 in Minneapolis. “We'll be doing these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know, with a group that includes eight brass players, a keyboardist and a drummer," says Byrne of the tour. See below for complete dates.

"There was no delineating what the roles were," explains Clark of the recording. "It's a collaboration I'm truly proud of." The duo also split lyrical and vocal duties on the record, which despite eschewing a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements, presents itself as infectious and modern hook-laden rock.

Byrne and Clark met in 2009 at the ‘Dark Was the Night’ benefit at Radio City Music Hall and were approached shortly after by the Housing Works Bookstore to collaborate on a night of music. They began composing remotely, trading song ideas and structures online while Clark toured and it quickly became apparent that they had more than just one night of music in them. Byrne performed with Clark at her ‘American Songbook’ show at Lincoln Center in 2010, and Clark contributed vocals to Byrne's Here Lies Love album, released the same year.

Tracklist:
1. Who
2. Weekend in the Dust
3. Dinner For Two
4. Ice Age
5. I Am An Ape
6. The Forest Awakes
7. I Should Watch TV
8. Lazarus
9. Optimist
10. Lightning
11. The One Who Broke Your Heart (featuring The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. Outside of Space & Time
 

David Byrne & St. Vincent Tour Dates:
September
15th - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
16th - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
18th – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
20th – Toronto, ONT @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
21st – Montreal, QUE @ Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal)
23rd – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
25th – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
26th – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
27th – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
29th – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
30th – N. Bethesda MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
October
2nd – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
3rd – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
5th – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
6th – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
7th – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)
10th – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
11th – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
12th – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
13th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
15th – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
17th – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
18th – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
20th – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
 

*Release dates for UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and South America span from September 10 to 14.

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