WATCH QOTSA’S NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SMOOTH SAILING’

Queens of the Stone Age have released their NSFW video for ‘Smooth Sailing’. Enter The Void meets The Hangover via director Hiro Murai (who has produced videos for St Vincent, Childish Gambino).

Follow Josh Homme on a drunken adventure that culminates in a pretty literal interpretation of the band’s track.

‘…Like Clockwork’ is out now via Matador / Remote Control

DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT ANNOUNCE SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & HOBART DATES

David Byrne & St. Vincent have announced Melbourne shows in addition to their Sydney Festival and MONA FOMA appearances in January.

Monday 14 Jan 2013 Hamer Hall – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday 15 Jan 2013 Hamer Hall – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Thursday 17 Jan 2013 State Theatre, Sydney Festival, Sydney
Friday 18 Jan 2013 State Theatre, Sydney Festival, Sydney
Sunday 20 Jan 2013 Princes Wharf 1 (PW1), Mona Foma Festival, Hobart Tasmania

 

Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent perform ‘The Forest Awakes’ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant is out now via 4AD / Remote Control.

DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT TO RELEASE COLLABORATION, LOVE THIS GIANT

David Byrne & St. Vincent will release their album, Love This Giant in Australia on 7 September 2012 via 4AD/Remote Control.

Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming. See below for complete tracklisting, and download album opener ‘Who’.

“There was no delineating what the roles were,” explains Clark of the recording. “It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.” The duo also split lyrical and vocal duties on the record, which despite eschewing a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements, presents itself as infectious and modern hook-laden rock.

Byrne and Clark met in 2009 at the ‘Dark Was the Night’ benefit at Radio City Music Hall and were approached shortly after by the Housing Works Bookstore to collaborate on a night of music. They began composing remotely, trading song ideas and structures online while Clark toured and it quickly became apparent that they had more than just one night of music in them. Byrne performed with Clark at her ‘American Songbook’ show at Lincoln Center in 2010, and Clark contributed vocals to Byrne’s Here Lies Love album, released the same year.

Tracklist:
1. Who
2. Weekend in the Dust
3. Dinner For Two
4. Ice Age
5. I Am An Ape
6. The Forest Awakes
7. I Should Watch TV
8. Lazarus
9. Optimist
10. Lightning
11. The One Who Broke Your Heart (featuring The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. Outside of Space & Time

DOWNLOAD ALBUM OPENER ‘WHO’:

Stream the song below: