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).
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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.
Talking Heads frontman and serial collaborator David Byrne has his latest partner in crime picked out -- none other than indie rockstress St. Vincent. The pair have announced a Sept. 11 release date for 'Love This Giant,' a long-in-the-works album that's been on hold as both have been busy with other gigs.
While continuing to tour relentlessly in support of 2011's 'Strange Mercy,' Annie Erin Clark -- you can call her St. Vincent -- found the time to release a song for Record Store Day. The electro punk 'Krokodil' is maybe the harshest and heaviest we've heard from the Oklahoma-cum-New Yorker, who crowdsurfed while playing the new song at Coachella a couple weekends ago (find that fan footage and a clean listen of the new song below).