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David Byrne and St. Vincent Will Release 'Love This Giant' in September

Duo will tour with a full brass band in the fall

June 14, 2012 1:15 PM ET
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David Byrne and Annie Clark
Andreas Laszlo Konrath

David Byrne and St. Vincent will release a collaborative album called Love This Giant on September 11th. The record, which has been in the works for two and a half years while both Byrne and St. Vincent mastermind Annie Clark worked on other projects concurrently, includes 12 new songs. Ten of the cuts were penned as collaborations, and Clark and Byrne wrote one song each on their own. The vocals will be split evenly between the two.

"We just started writing and kept writing and writing," Clark told Rolling Stone of the collaboration in April. "It just evolved to become this much bigger thing." Added the singer, "David Byrne is the coolest person on the planet."

Clark and Byrne will tour North America in the fall, playing material from Love This Giant as well as selections from their respective catalogs. The band on that tour, which kicks off September 15th at the State Theater in Minneapolis, will feature a full brass section.

The track listing for Love This Giant is as follows. You can click below to download a free MP3 of the record's opening track, "Who."

"Who"
"Weekend in the Dust"
"Dinner for Two"
"Ice Age"
"I Am An Ape"
"The Forest Awakes"
"I Should Watch TV"
"Lazarus"
"Optimist"
"Lightning"
"The One Who Broke Your Heart" (featuring the Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
"Outside of Space and Time"


 

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