David Byrne’s 1986 Film ‘True Stories’ to Receive Blu-Ray Release in November

David Byrne’s 1986 Film ‘True Stories’ to Receive Blu-Ray Release in November

1986’s True Stories was a film about a bunch of people in Virgil, Texas — as concocted from the mind of Talking Heads front man David Byrne, and featuring his unmistakable quirk throughout. On November 20, the film will be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital as a Criterion Collection edition, complete with a remastered and expanded soundtrack […]

Stream Angelique Kidjo’s Full-Album Reinvention of the Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’ (New Music Friday)

Stream Angelique Kidjo’s Full-Album Reinvention of the Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’ (New Music Friday)

With the Talking Heads, David Byrne routinely incorporated inspiration from all types of world music into the band’s material (and, later, with his solo albums). The Remain In Light album, especially, was heavily inspired by African rhythms and music. The legendary Angelique Kidjo took it upon herself to do a faithful re-creation of Remain In […]

Preview Angelique Kidjo’s Re-Imagining of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ LP, Out This Friday

Preview Angelique Kidjo’s Re-Imagining of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ LP, Out This Friday

Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain In Light is a classic, in addition to being one of the more cohesive efforts David Byrne and the band ever recorded — and this Friday, June 8, the album will receive a makeover from Beninese singer/songwriter/activist Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo’s Remain In Light, produced by Jeff Bhasker, features hugely reinvented version […]

Stream David Byrne’s Labyrinthine New Album ‘American Utopia’ a Week Early via NPR First Listen

Stream David Byrne’s Labyrinthine New Album ‘American Utopia’ a Week Early via NPR First Listen

On March 9, David Byrne will release American Utopia, his first new solo album since 2004. As previewed by the tracks “Everybody’s Coming To My House” and “This Is That,” it seemed as if the record would be an eclectic listen…and it is. Dabbling in experimental sounds and production, American Utopia finds Byrne attempting to make […]

David Byrne Premieres ‘This Is That,’ a New Song from the Upcoming ‘American Utopia’ (Listen)

David Byrne Premieres ‘This Is That,’ a New Song from the Upcoming ‘American Utopia’ (Listen)

Talking Heads front man David Byrne will release his new studio album, American Utopia, on March 9, via Nonesuch Records. Having recently premiered its lead single, the rhythmic “Everybody’s Coming To My House” and revealing world tour dates supporting the record, Byrne’s now released a second song from the record. Below, listen to “This Is […]

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 […]

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