St. Vincent and David Byrne announce Love This Giant, tour dates


    St. Vincent and David Byrne have formally detailed their long-in-the-works collaborative album. Love This Giant spans 12 songs, and will be released on September 11th through 4AD/Todo Mundo.

    According to a press release (via Exclaim), ten of the 12 songs were written collaboratively, with lead vocals split between the two musicians. The pair primarily recorded at Hoboken, New Jersey’s Water Music studio and were assisted by a brass section that included members of the Dap-Kings and Antibalas.

    The end result is described as “infectious and hook-laden” and eschews “a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements.” St. Vincent’s Annie Clarke said in a statement, “There was no delineating what the roles were. It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.”


    As an early preview, you can download the album track “Who” below.

    St. Vincent and Byrne will tour in support of the release, with their North American leg kicking off in Minneapolis on September 15th. In addition to material from Love This Giant, each musician will be performing “a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know.”  For each performance, they’ll be accompanied by eight brass players, a keyboardist, and a drummer.

    Love This Giant Tracklist:
    01. Who
    02. Weekend in the Dust
    03. Dinner For Two
    04. Ice Age
    05. I Am An Ape
    06. The Forest Awakes
    07. I Should Watch TV
    08. Lazarus
    00. Optimist
    10. Lightning
    11. The One Who Broke Your Heart (feat. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
    12. Outside of Space & Time

    St. Vincent and David Byrne 2012 Tour Dates:
    09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
    09/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    09/21 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
    09/23 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
    09/25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
    09/26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
    09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
    09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
    09/30 – N. Bethesda MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
    10/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
    10/05 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
    10/06 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
    10/07 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
    10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
    10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
    10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
    10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
    10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    10/17 – Seattle, WA @ 5th Avenue Theatre
    10/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
    10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts


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