David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” & Love This Giant Details

By Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012 - 12:46 pm

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.

TRACKLIST:
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.