June 14 2012
A very interesting tour was announced today. It is collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent. The two have been working on an album together call Love This Giant, which will be released on September 12 on 4AD. The tour will support this album, and the two will be making a stop at The Riverside Theater on September 16. Here is little background behind this unique collaboration:
"I had seen St. Vincent a couple of times in concert here in NY, and first met her after the Dark Was The Night benefit concert at Radio City organized by the Red Hot Organization. I was a fan and told her I loved her then recent video—it's pretty creepy and disturbing. By coincidence, not long after, we both caught Dirty Projectors and Bjork at their collaborative benefit at Housing Works on Crosby Street. Soon after, Housing Works approached us separately about doing a similar event. We agreed (but the event has yet to happen).
Annie suggested we use a brass band rather than the typical rock ensemble—which would brilliantly solve the sound problems inherent in performing in a small joint like Housing Works. A brass band wouldn't need mixing and could be heard acoustically in a room that size. They'd balance themselves. Easy. We'd only need vocal mics...(read more)
If you are curious of what these two sound like together, well you are in luck. You can download the single "Who" for free. Take a listen below.
David Byrne & St. Vincent - "Who"