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You can listen to it all here.
There’s essentially no way for a collaboration between Talking Heads’ David Byrne and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark to exceed the sum of its parts. Each artist is distinctive enough, and dominant enough over the work on which he or she appears, that their sensibilities can’t be blended so much as stacked in such a way that they coexist simultaneously. Still, Love This Giant (out Sept. 11) brings Byrne and Clark together in provocative and frequently exciting ways, thanks in part to a slyly funky horn section and an overarching sense of brainy boldness.
Though they swap lead-vocal duties, Byrne’s jittery, globe-trotting eclecticism tends to overshadow Clark’s efforts, in part because the horns’ volume forces her guitar work out of the foreground. But Byrne sounds more invigorated than he has in years, and as one of the best young singers, arrangers and guitarists in the business, Clark possesses a craftsmanship-intensive oddness which meshes nicely with his.
Besides the considerable talent on display here — in addition to the headliners, the album features the work of producers John Congleton and Patrick Dillett, as well as guests Antibalas and The Dap-Kings in the horn-flooded “The One Who Broke Your Heart” — the key ingredient on Love This Giant is energy. There’s a funky, live-wire, anything-goes feel throughout the record, as it honks and soars through strange ruminations on aging, culture and nature, while showcasing a persistent flair for movement and mayhem.
You can listen to it now here.
As mentioned, Animal Collective premiered the entirety of their new album, Centipede Hz, last night (8/19) on Animal Collective Radio. The album is now streaming there on-demand in advance of it’s September 4 release date with song visuals created by Abby Portner.
The band also made a video for single for “Today’s Supernatural,” directed by frequent AC collaborator Danny Perez, which you can watch below, along with an interview with the band’s electronics wrangler, Geologist (Brian Weitz)…. Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg Park.
Watch the new video after the jump:
Until the Quiet Comes will be released October 2 on Warp.
Some dorky hump day grooves: