Dec 1 2023

David Byrne Radio Presents: Now and Then

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
New York Transit Queen Corinne Bailey Rae
Who Let Him In Obongjayar
Speak of Heaven Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
One Last Try Romy
Too Dead Inside yeule
Try Me Jorja Smith
Holy Jamila Woods
TWELVE Shygirl
Muscle Issy Wood
Rice Young Fathers
I Hate My Best Friends L’Rain
We Got To Move (feat. Isaac Brock) Jacknife Lee, Budgie & Lol Tolhurst
Dancer IDLES & LCD Soundsystem
Another good year for the roses Kurt Vile
Mrs. Postman Black Pumas
alone WILLOW
What Now Brittany Howard
Dang Caroline Polachek
Vantablack Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn
Afraid of Heights boygenius
I Saw Young Fathers
Harmony Hall Vampire Weekend
Say Yes To Heaven Lana Del Rey
Where or When Onyx Collective & Kelsey Lu
Disaster / Lucky Issy Wood
Ballad of a Thin Man (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) Cat Power
Onigiri Jerskin Fendrix
Wrong for It (feat. Nubya Garcia) Obongjayar
Cool Water (Single Mix) Kurt Vile
Chanel Pit Tierra Whack
Be a Hobo (feat. Rufus Wainwright) Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
Monica Lewinsky Issy Wood
oni (they) Kate NV
Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Jacknife Lee, Budgie & Lol Tolhurst
We Tried Louise Harris
Try Obongjayar
Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) Michael Andrews
I'm This, I'm That (feat. Jarvis Cocker) Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
Passenger Side Kurt Vile
Both Issy Wood
O SOFIA The South Hill Experiment, Baird & Goldwash

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This title is not a reference to the Beatles song, but similarly about the past. I was asked in an interview the other day if I thought that culture, including music, was currently stuck. Has anything new emerged to replace what has gone before? The reference is usually to the way rock and roll ended the reign of smoothly produced pop music and the way hip-hop created a world-wide rhyming movement that is ubiquitous now. One could add dance music—house, techno, garage, grime, two-step—as a wholly new thing as well. Hip hop and a lot of the templates for dance music emerged in the early 80s, so the argument goes that nothing new has happened since then. Some of us are old enough to remember those moments when things changed—who were we then? Are we different people now?

I’d argue that if one new style wipes everything else off the charts now, there is still amazing plurality—at least in terms of what people are doing (though it’s true only a relatively small percentage of artists actually make money off streaming income). But, as evidenced from this playlist, the range of styles and combinations of those styles is astounding.

-David Byrne

Dec 1 2023

David Byrne Radio Presents: Now and Then

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
New York Transit Queen Corinne Bailey Rae
Who Let Him In Obongjayar
Speak of Heaven Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
One Last Try Romy
Too Dead Inside yeule
Try Me Jorja Smith
Holy Jamila Woods
TWELVE Shygirl
Muscle Issy Wood
Rice Young Fathers
I Hate My Best Friends L’Rain
We Got To Move (feat. Isaac Brock) Jacknife Lee, Budgie & Lol Tolhurst
Dancer IDLES & LCD Soundsystem
Another good year for the roses Kurt Vile
Mrs. Postman Black Pumas
alone WILLOW
What Now Brittany Howard
Dang Caroline Polachek
Vantablack Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn
Afraid of Heights boygenius
I Saw Young Fathers
Harmony Hall Vampire Weekend
Say Yes To Heaven Lana Del Rey
Where or When Onyx Collective & Kelsey Lu
Disaster / Lucky Issy Wood
Ballad of a Thin Man (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) Cat Power
Onigiri Jerskin Fendrix
Wrong for It (feat. Nubya Garcia) Obongjayar
Cool Water (Single Mix) Kurt Vile
Chanel Pit Tierra Whack
Be a Hobo (feat. Rufus Wainwright) Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
Monica Lewinsky Issy Wood
oni (they) Kate NV
Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Jacknife Lee, Budgie & Lol Tolhurst
We Tried Louise Harris
Try Obongjayar
Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) Michael Andrews
I'm This, I'm That (feat. Jarvis Cocker) Ghost Train Orchestra & Kronos Quartet
Passenger Side Kurt Vile
Both Issy Wood
O SOFIA The South Hill Experiment, Baird & Goldwash

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