Hear David Byrne & Will Oldham As Pieces Of Shit

This Must Be The Place is the new movie where Sean Penn, seriously, plays an aging Robert-Smith-lookalike Nazi-hunter rock star. Obviously, we’re all going to watch the shit out of this movie. But if we needed any more reason to get amped, the soundtrack album features a pretty fascinating collaboration that involves both David Byrne and Will Oldham.

The soundtrack album has six songs credited to the Pieces Of Shit. The group, which isn’t a real actual group, features Oldham writing the lyrics, Byrne writing the music, and the Irish singer Michael Brunnock doing all the actual singing. Five of those six songs are originals; the other is a cover of Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Lay & Love.” The album also features jams like Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” and Byrne doing a live version of the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody).” Below, listen to three of those Pieces Of Shit songs, and check out the album’s tracklist.

“Open Up”:


“Lay & Love”:

“This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” Live

01 Gavin Friday – “Lord I’m Coming”
02 The Pieces Of Shit – “Lay & Love”
03 The Pieces Of Shit – “Open Up”
04 Mantovani & His Orchestra – “Chairmaine”
05 Daniel Hope & Simon Mulligan – “Spiegel Im Spiegel”
06 Trevor Green – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” [Edit]
07 David Byrne – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” [Live]
08 Julia Kent – “Gardermoen”
09 Jónsi & Ales – “Happiness”
10 The Pieces Of Shit – “Eliza”
11 Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
12 The Pieces Of Shit – “You Can Like It”
13 Brooklyn Rider – “Achille’s Heel: II. Second Bounce”
14 The Pieces Of Shit – “If It Falls It Falls”
15 Gloria – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)”
16 Nino Bruno E Le 8 Tracce – “Every Single Moment In My Life Is a Weary Wait”
17 The Pieces Of Shit – The Sword Is Yours”
(via TwentyFourBit)