Nov 1 2017

David Byrne Presents: One Year Later

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Asido Purity Ring Amazon
Cold Little Heart Michael Kiwanuka Amazon
Desperately Sam Dew Amazon
Doma Zola Jesus Amazon
I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) Arcade Fire Amazon
If You're Here Cornelius Amazon
New York [Explicit] St. Vincent Amazon
Only God Knows (feat. Leight Congregational Choir) Young Fathers Amazon
Piel Arca Amazon
Pleasure Feist Amazon
Provider Frank Ocean Amazon
Complicity Arto Lindsay Amazon
All This Time Jonathan Coulton Amazon
Anoche Arca Amazon
Bike Dream Rostam Amazon
Each To Each Arto Lindsay Amazon
Enigma Jlin Amazon
Everything Now Arcade Fire Amazon
Exhumed Zola Jesus Amazon
In Cold Blood [Explicit] alt-J Amazon
LOW Young Fathers Amazon
Slip Away Perfume Genius Amazon
Sober [Explicit] Lorde Amazon
I Promise Radiohead Amazon
Keep The devil Off Big K.R.I.T. Amazon
Die Young Sylvan Esso Amazon
Just Like Love Perfume Genius Amazon
Oatmeal Sudan Archives Amazon
Radio [Explicit] Sylvan Esso Amazon
GET UP Young Fathers Amazon
Kick Jump Twist Sylvan Esso Amazon
Liability Lorde Amazon
Los Ageless St. Vincent Amazon
Reincarnation Sam Dew Amazon
Just A Girl MHYSA Amazon
Last Year alt-J Amazon
Seu Pai Arto Lindsay Amazon
Coraje Arca Amazon
Nest Young Fathers Amazon
Pleader alt-J Amazon
Snoopies [Explicit] De La Soul feat. David Byrne - and the Anonymous Nobody Amazon
Up All Night Beck Amazon
Unpair Arto Lindsay Amazon
Dreams [Explicit] Beck Amazon
Drawn De La Soul feat. Little Dragon - and the Anonymous Nobody Amazon
Miel Arca Amazon
We Don't Deserve Love Arcade Fire Amazon
Sober II (Melodrama) Lorde Amazon
The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop) Oneohtrix Point Never Amazon

One Year Later

The presidential election in the U.S. was a year ago. These are some of the pop songs I’ve been listening to in recent months as this strange anniversary approaches. These are artists who for the most part are working in the world and format of contemporary popular music but are often pushing at the boundaries of what that means. Some of them are pushing quite hard, trying to rewrite the rules. Others more or less accept the rules and accept the challenge of working within those restrictions.

I listen to this music while I’m cooking, which I do occasionally—slicing and chopping goes well with music. I also listen when I’m commuting to work down the west side Hudson River Park on my bike (I’ve been working all October on a theater workshop on Governors Island—it might be a year or so before more news). There’s no traffic on the bike path, so I feel pretty safe listening and even singing along on the ride back uptown.

Back to the election—something tells me some of this music relates to how these artists are feeling in the world these days. The tone can be hopeful, yearning and is often a source of solace.

David Byrne NYC

Nov 1 2017

David Byrne Presents: One Year Later

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Asido Purity Ring Amazon
Cold Little Heart Michael Kiwanuka Amazon
Desperately Sam Dew Amazon
Doma Zola Jesus Amazon
I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) Arcade Fire Amazon
If You're Here Cornelius Amazon
New York [Explicit] St. Vincent Amazon
Only God Knows (feat. Leight Congregational Choir) Young Fathers Amazon
Piel Arca Amazon
Pleasure Feist Amazon
Provider Frank Ocean Amazon
Complicity Arto Lindsay Amazon
All This Time Jonathan Coulton Amazon
Anoche Arca Amazon
Bike Dream Rostam Amazon
Each To Each Arto Lindsay Amazon
Enigma Jlin Amazon
Everything Now Arcade Fire Amazon
Exhumed Zola Jesus Amazon
In Cold Blood [Explicit] alt-J Amazon
LOW Young Fathers Amazon
Slip Away Perfume Genius Amazon
Sober [Explicit] Lorde Amazon
I Promise Radiohead Amazon
Keep The devil Off Big K.R.I.T. Amazon
Die Young Sylvan Esso Amazon
Just Like Love Perfume Genius Amazon
Oatmeal Sudan Archives Amazon
Radio [Explicit] Sylvan Esso Amazon
GET UP Young Fathers Amazon
Kick Jump Twist Sylvan Esso Amazon
Liability Lorde Amazon
Los Ageless St. Vincent Amazon
Reincarnation Sam Dew Amazon
Just A Girl MHYSA Amazon
Last Year alt-J Amazon
Seu Pai Arto Lindsay Amazon
Coraje Arca Amazon
Nest Young Fathers Amazon
Pleader alt-J Amazon
Snoopies [Explicit] De La Soul feat. David Byrne - and the Anonymous Nobody Amazon
Up All Night Beck Amazon
Unpair Arto Lindsay Amazon
Dreams [Explicit] Beck Amazon
Drawn De La Soul feat. Little Dragon - and the Anonymous Nobody Amazon
Miel Arca Amazon
We Don't Deserve Love Arcade Fire Amazon
Sober II (Melodrama) Lorde Amazon
The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop) Oneohtrix Point Never Amazon

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