St. Vincent & David Byrne - Love This Giant

Well this is pretty awesome. Two high-wire art-pop all-stars, St. Vincent and David Byrne, have teamed up to make a full-length collaborative album called Love This Giant together, and they’re also getting ready to head out on a full-scale North American tour. It drops at the end of the summer. The two got together at Hoboken’s Water Music studios to record it, and they promise “idiosyncratic horn arrangements” instead of straight-up rock, not exactly a surprise considering their track record. Guests include Afrobeat revivalists Antibalas, the Dap-Kings, and great indie rock producer John Congleton. Below you can stream and download the jittery, infernally catchy opening track and lead single “Who.” Also, we’ve got the album’s tracklist, as well as the tour dates.

01 “Who”
02 “Weekend In The Dust”
03 “Dinner For Two”
04 “Ice Age”
05 “I Am An Ape”
06 “The Forest Awakes”
07 “I Should Watch TV”
08 “Lazarus”
09 “Optimist”
10 “Lightning”
11 “The One Who Broke Your Heart” (Feat. The Dap-Kings & Antibalas)
12 “Outside Of Space & Time”

Those tour dates:

09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
09/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/21 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25-26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
09/30 – Bethesda MD @ The Music Center At Strathmore
10/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ 5th Ave Theatre
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver For The Performing Arts

Love This Giant is out 9/11 on 4AD/Todo Mundo.

Comments (29)
  1. I wish more musicians would do this sort of thing

  2. They missed out on a great opportunity to cal the collaboration “AC/DB”.

  3. Makes my day. Anyone have a link for ticket sales or when they go on sale?

  4. That cover art is so strange.

  5. Has her face always been like this??

  6. I can’t stop staring at that artwork… also, had this collaboration been hinted at elsewhere? It’s the first I’ve heard of it.

  7. Dualing stagediving?

  8. Wanted to say something funny about David Byrne looking like Jay Leno on that cover, but I guess “funny” and “Jay Leno” just don’t go well together.

  9. someone enjoyed lady gaga and her body modification. that woman just doesnt get enough credit

  10. So, this song is good and everything, but I just wanted to commend whoever let the left side of the site be Aubrey Plaza’s face today. Good decision for all involved.


  12. Talking Annie? St. Byrne? David Byrne & St. Vincent Get Together and Join a Band?

    Yeah, those suck. Anyway, this should be great.

  13. It looks like Annie is in the early stages of whatever disease that woman in the radiator from Eraserhead had…

  14. I am a huge Talking Heads fan, and I am a huge St. Vincent fan. Despite that, if this is the song they’re releasing as the single, I’m extremely weary of this record.

  15. ST. BEYONCE!

  16. This cover art is despicable; ruining a face like Annie Clark’s. That said, this album will probably rule.

  17. *Token downvoted post

  18. I kinda hate that album art, I’m sorry. mostly just because it’s not really committing to one idea or the other, is it exaggerating facial features? kinda, but then you got those weird bumps on Annie’s face. Why isn’t David Byrne’s face like that? i mean he’s got the dimple chin, but that’s not the same, he doesn’t look like half-baked star trek character. I dunno, it just rubs me the wrong way.

  19. That being said, I like the song!

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