David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia’ Tour, Compares Plans to Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’

David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia’ Tour, Compares Plans to Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’

The always-innovative David Byrne recently announced a new solo album, American Utopia, which he previewed with a funky track called “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” The album will be released on March 9. On Tuesday, Byrne revealed some extensive touring plans behind American Utopia, and Talking Heads fans ought to be intrigued: Quite a few months […]

New David Byrne: Stream ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ — New LP ‘American Utopia’ Out 3/9

New David Byrne: Stream ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ — New LP ‘American Utopia’ Out 3/9

The visionary David Byrne announced some news on Monday: He has a new album, American Utopia, coming out soon on Todomundo/Nonesuch Records. It’ll be out on March 9, to be precise, and with the announcement came the premiere of its lead single, the bouncy “Everybody’s Coming To My House”: American Utopia will be the longtime […]

Jonathan Demme, Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Stop Making Sense,’ Dies at 73 – Rest in Peace

Jonathan Demme, Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Stop Making Sense,’ Dies at 73 – Rest in Peace

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme has passed away at the age of 73 after complications from cancer, Variety reported on Wednesday morning. Demme, known for his unique style behind the lens, helmed the massively successful and influential 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. After the success of that film, Demme directed […]

L.A.’s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single ‘My Reflection’ — Listen

L.A.’s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single ‘My Reflection’ — Listen

Get ready for a big year from Los Angeles-based indie/rock band King Washington, longtime favorites of this website. The group, whose music calls to mind inspirations as eclectic as the Beatles, Talking Heads, Grizzly Bear and Crosby, Stills & Nash, just signed with The End Records and will release a new album on their new label […]

The Lasting Influence of Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ – An Enduring Classic

The Lasting Influence of Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ – An Enduring Classic

The legacy of Talking Heads is one of almost complete and total reverence. The music David Byrne and his band mates created over the course of their career (not to mention in Byrne’s own storied solo career) was unrivaled in terms of authenticity, uniqueness and a refusal to stick to one ‘genre’, so to speak. […]

Flashback: Talking Heads Have an Awkward Time with Dick Clark on ‘American Bandstand’, 1979 (Video)

Flashback: Talking Heads Have an Awkward Time with Dick Clark on ‘American Bandstand’, 1979 (Video)

Way back on March 17, 1979, David Byrne and Talking Heads appeared on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. It was the groundbreaking band’s first television appearance, and things weren’t exactly smooth…or they were, depending on the level of eccentricity you like from Byrne and his band mates. As Open Culture recapped, the Heads’ appearance came […]