It's been more than four months since the David Byrne/St. Vincent love child known as 'Love This Giant' arrived, and the pair is still going strong. The Talking Heads frontman and the artist also known as Annie Clark just wrapped up a quick tour across Australia, and last night (Jan. 28) they took their backing brass section (along with a drummer and keyboardist) to the stage of the 'Late Show With David Letterman' to perform their 'Giant' tune 'I Should Watch TV.'
The dynamic duo of David Byrne & St. Vincent managed to eek out a victory in the Best Supergroup category of the first-ever Diffuser.fm Music Awards, earning just under 21% of the vote, thanks in large part to their 2012 collaborative album, 'Love This Giant,' and their tour together to promote it. Runners-up included Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels (18%), Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (17%) and Off! (12%).
If you ask us, the David Byrne and St. Vincent collaboration 'Love This Giant' hasn't quite been getting all the love it deserves. Such a cool concept from such cool artists should be in the limelight more often, so of course, we were stoked when the pair appeared on 'The Colbert Report' last night (Nov. 1) to chat about their album, life without electricity in post-Sandy New York City and more. (Watch their interview above).
St. Vincent and David Byrne marked today's arrival of their 'Love This Giant' collaborative album a day early by stopping by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last night and playing not one, but two songs off the disc: 'Who,' which aired on the actual show and marked the duo's network television debut, and 'The Forest Awakes,' which was filmed as a web exclusive.
It's been over 20 years since the Talking Heads officially disbanded. Their break up in 1991 didn't exactly end on the best of terms. Despite a brief reunion during the Talking Heads' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, former frontman David Byrne has dismissed any reformation talks. However, that hasn't stopped drummer Chris Frantz from still entertaining the idea.