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Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent – Brass Tactics EP (2013)

Download: David Byrne and St. Vincent – Brass Tactics EP (2013)

David Byrne and St. Vincent continue their brass-focused, ass-wriggling collaboration with Brass Tactics, an EP with this intriguing new track, two throwaway remixes and a pair of terrific live cuts. Download it free here.

The Friday Morning Listen: Talking Heads – Fear Of Music (1979)

The Friday Morning Listen: Talking Heads – Fear Of Music (1979)

A while back I started to read David Byrne’s book How Music Works. It’s a terrific read, with Byrne talking up everything from the many functions of music in society to his time creating music with the Talking Heads as well as his own solo career.

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand — but nary an original artist. Join us, as we query our intrepid panel on its must-have cover songs for their fateful journey.

Gimme Five: Halloween favorites, from Warren Zevon to Talking Heads to Michael Jackson

Gimme Five: Halloween favorites, from Warren Zevon to Talking Heads to Michael Jackson

Stuck for a playlist while you while away the minutes between tonight’s zombie apocalypses? We’re here to help, with a group of songs that matches this holiday’s fun mixture the macabre with the silly.

'Everything has to be bigger': David Byrne takes us inside his giant Talking Heads-era gray suit

One of the most iconic images of the 1980s in general, and Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne specifically, remains the giant gray suit he wore in the concert film Stop Making Sense.

The Friday Morning Listen: David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant (2012)

Even though I’ve recently downsized my collection, I still own a frightening number of books about music. And even though I profess a certain disdain for writing that gets too far into technicalities, it’s hard for me to not pay attention

Desert Island Discs: Original Movie Soundtrack Edition

Make fun of the “Saturday Night Fever” all you want, but our group won’t be leaving for their doomed trek without this oft-dissed soundtrack.

'A real return to our sources, our roots': Inside the retro-funky new Tom Tom Club EP

The Tom Tom Club’s new groove-based, very 1970s six-song EP Downtown Rockers finds former Talking Head rhythmnists Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth digging back into their earliest influences.

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant (2012)

Not so much a collaboration as a smashing together of ideas, and I mean clanging them about with wild abandon, Love This Giant is a party record for pop nerds — all weird observations, glinting horn stabs and off-kilter beats.

Desert Island Discs: Live Album Edition

Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.