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David Byrne To Release New Album

David Byrne To Release New Album 'American Utopia' After 14 Years Since His Last Solo LP

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David Byrne announced the release of his new album 'American Utopia' and released the first single from the album. The former Talking Heads front man also announced his spring tour to promote the album.READ MORE

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Talking Heads' David Byrne Criticizes Donald Trump in Website's Latest Newsletter

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After Donald Trump's recent victory in the New Hampshire primaries alongside Bernie Sanders, Talking Heads' David Byrne has taken to the web to pen a lengthy essay as part of his website's latest newsletter, criticizing the candidate and his unlikely rise to popularity.READ MORE

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David Byrne Prepares for 'Contemporary Color' Show Including 10 Color Guard Groups [WATCH]

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In an area-sized display, former Talking Heads front man, David Byrne, enlisted the talents of a color guard team for four shows between June 22 and 23 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and June 27 and 28 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Ten Flag-spinning expert troops spanning the country will be joined by ten various artists including, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Nelly Furtago and Zola Jesus for the showing of 'Contemporary Color.'READ MORE

'Dream of The Blue Turtles'

Ranking New Wave Vocalist Solo Debuts: Sting, Debbie Harry, David Byrne and More

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On this date 30 years ago, Sting released his first solo album—The Dream of The Blue Turtles—after the inevitable split of the feuding Police. Some band vocalists have the chops to make it on their own, and some don't. Based on how Turtles did, we'd say that the bassist was doing alright, and since then he's been nominated as a solo performer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...so it seems both fans and critics have taken a liking. You can argue that Sting's solo debut has nothing on Synchronicity, The Police's last album (and tough competition), but it deserved kudos nevertheless. Music Times looked at the first album from a number of other New Wave vocalists and ranked them, from best to "shoulda never left." Check out individual releases from David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Ric Ocasek and more.READ MORE

Sharon Jones dancing with David Byrne

David Byrne Tribute: Watch Talking Heads Covers by Sharon Jones, O.A.R. and Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall

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The David Byrne tribute concert at Carnegie Hall last night, March 24, included some special guests performing tunes by the Talking Heads. Sharon Jones, O.A.R. and Glen Hansard were on hand to honor the singer, who also unleashed a cover of "Uptown Funk" with a marching band. The show benefited music programs for underprivileged children, 'Consequence of Sound' noted.READ MORE

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 'Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015' (2015)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Announce New Album 'Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015,' Share Lead Single "Do The Get Down" [LISTEN]

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New York punk trio The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have announced a new album titled Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 (that's the cover up above), and have shared a music video for the album's lead single "Do The Get Down," which you can check out below. According to Pitchfork, the album is set for release on March 24 through Mom + Pop, and is a concept album about New York City, "a chronicle of grit and terror and love."READ MORE

Talking Heads in 2002

Vintage Talking Heads Concert Footage from 1980 Surfaces: Watch Band Play Classics [SETLIST]

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Music Vault has an impressive amount of vintage and rare concert footage from legendary acts like Lou Reed, The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band. The company shared a full Talking Heads concert from 1980 recently that featured the classic lineup of David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Adrian Belew and Bernie Worrell on their Remain in Light tour. The set includes tunes like "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)." The black-and-white footage shows the group during an important time in its history — check out the video and setlist below. They had just released their fourth album, "Remain in Light," which shook up the musical landscape at the time. More importantly, it marked the halfway point of the band's recorded history: Talking Heads dropped four more albums, with the last being 1988's "Naked." They disbanded shortly thereafter. Talking Heads reunited for three songs in 2002 for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Byrne has been adamant about not reuniting again ever since.READ MORE

Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal

Of Montreal Share New Song 'Empyrean Abattoir' from New Album 'Aureate Gloom' [LISTEN]

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Georgia psych-pop crew Of Montreal have shared a new track titled "Empyrean Abattoir" from their upcoming album "Aureate Gloom," which you can check out below. The song is one of the best things Of Montreal have put out in years, starting with a vaguely mournful disco/post-punk groove but eventually shifting into a snottier punk jam, reminiscent of David Bowie's early 1970s work, such as "Queen Bitch." Frontman Kevin Barnes has said that "Aureate Gloom" was inspired by the "mid-to-late-'70s music scene in New York," and based on this song he is not messing around. You can check out Of Montreal's 'Empyrean Abattoir" here, via "Stereogum":READ MORE

The Black Keys - 'El Camino' (2011)

9 Rock Albums Whose Producers Co-Wrote The Music: Fun., The Black Keys, And More

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In genres such as pop and hip-hop, it's pretty much standard for a producer to have an active role in the album's songwriting, especially if they're working with a solo artist, but this is pretty uncommon when working with rock bands, who tend to write their own material. These nine albums, however, feature extensive songwriting contributions from their producers, even though they were made by rock bands.READ MORE

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10 Bands That Were Started With Former Bandmates: Foo Fighters, Audioslave, And More

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Bands break up all the time, but just because a group of musicians have decided not to work together anymore as a unit, it doesn't mean that none of the members will never work together again. Here are 10 examples of bands that were started with former bandmates.READ MORE

The Name of This Band is Talking Heads

5 Album Titles That Explain The Band Name: Talking Heads, Lynyrd Skynyrd, And More

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One of the most important things to consider when choosing a band name is how catchy, distinctive, and memorable it is, even if it doesn't necessarily make any sense. These five bands, however, chose names that needed a bit more clarification, and offered some explanations in some of their album titles.READ MORE

Aretha Franklin

12 Legends Covering Songs By Other Legends: Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, And More [LISTEN]

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It's pretty common for an up-and-coming artist to cover a song by a legendary artist to get themselves going, but there have been many times where these covers of classic songs have come from other legendary artists. Here are 12 legendary artists who have covered other legendary artists.READ MORE

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10 Albums That Are Partially Self-Titled: John Lennon, Linkin Park, And More

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Naming an album after yourself or your band is a very nice, simple route to take, but these 10 artists took the idea of a self-titled album and made it a little more complicated. Here are 10 albums that are partially self-titled.READ MORE

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Snoop Dogg And Yo Gotti Featured In Award-Winning Documentary 'Take Me To The River'

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Snoop Dogg and Yo Gotti featured in an award-winning documentary called 'Take Me To The River.'READ MORE

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10 Musicians Who Have Directed Films: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, And More

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Today Bruce Springsteen shared his short film/music video Hunter of Invisible Game on his website, which is his directorial debut. Springsteen is far from the first musician to direct a film, however. Here are ten more musicians who have dabbled in film directing.READ MORE

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