Sometimes art says something, and we don’t know quite what the heck it is, but the pure thought it immediately plants in our mind is immeasurable. That’s what I would say about Tightspot by David Bryne. While I was hanging with a friend in the gallery district of New York we walked by this humongous balloon globe beneath the High Line and were blown away. And yes it is THAT David Byrne from Talking Heads.
In attempts to dance about Shellshag’s sound, they’ve been described as being an amalgam of The Breeders, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, DFA, David Byrne, Guided By Voices, Moldy Peaches and early Superchunk — and, because they’re a male guitarist/female drummer duo, those touch points (Jack and Meg, Matt and Kim, Juicifer) get tossed around like […]
I really love American Psycho and David Byrne, so this video by actor-singer Miles Fisher made me grin. His version of the classic Talking Heads song is sorta cheesy, but the video is stunningly perfect. Fisher has Christian Bale’s facial expressions down pat.
Australian indie-rock band, The Paper Scissors, the hippest thing to come out of the dusty streets of Byron Bay since flavoured wheatgrass, have done it again with another awesome single, Howl [listen below], a short, sharp jab of pitch perfect, power pop. We checked in with their David Byrne-ish frontman Jai Pyne and asked him how was the recording process differed for this latest EP from their previous album: ‘It was completely different. We did the tracking live, with all four of us in the room together. It was great. I think it freed us up and let us be more of a band. We’ve come a long way since we recorded Less Talk More Paper Scissors. Now that Ivan [drummer] has been in the band for about a year and a half, it is a lot easier. We are all very comfortable playing with each other. We’ve been doing it live a lot’.
The annual Fader Icon issue is has just come out and includes a spotlight on the legendary David Byrne, delving into his time in the Talking Heads all the way to his current work as a solo artist and founder of the Luaka Bop record label. There are also features on Grizzly Bear, Theophilus London, […]