By Jason Lipshutz
Art-rock legend David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent have teamed up for a new album, "Love This Giant," as well as a corresponding fall tour. First track "Who" has been offered up as a free download on the album's official website.
"Love This Giant," out Sept. 11 on 4AD through Byrne's label Todo Mundo, was recorded in Hoboken, N.J. over a two-year period and features 10 songs co-written by the two musicians, with each one fully penning one track. The former Talking Heads leader and "Strange Mercy" auteur previously teamed up for the "Dark Was The Night" benefit compilation in 2009, and Byrne's "Here Lies Love" project the following year.
Days after the album release, St. Vincent and Byrne will kick off a joint tour in Minneapolis on Sept. 15. "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 in a statement.
St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, has released her last two albums, 2009's "Actor" and last year's "Strange Mercy," on 4AD. Byrne, meanwhile, has recently taken to joint albums -- in 2008 he released "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" with Talking Heads producer/musical genius Brian Eno, and collaborated with Fatboy Slim on "Here Lies Love" two years later.