David Byrne


#1

New album ‘American Utopia’ out at the start of March. Lead single:


#2

:grimacing:


#3

Horrible production but it’s quite catchy, I suppose?


#4

I thought the single was quite good!

Album features contributions from Brian Eno, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jam City, Sampha, Happa and others.


#5

Killer verse, sounds like LCD SS, chorus a bit thin after, but all in all, I’m in.


#6

Tour date klaxon – on sale Friday 19/1:

David Byrne UK tour dates 2018:
Thu 14 Jun – New Theatre, Oxford
Fri 15 Jun – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Sun 17 Jun – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Mon 18 Jun – O2 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 19 Jun – Eventim Apollo, London


#7

Brilliant, his show with St Vincent at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall was fantastic, and this one is on a Friday night!

Wonder how much tickets will be though…


#8

Hammersmith Apollo gigs are usually £35-45 – about what I’d guesstimate.


#9

The new single is certified banger in my book! Very tempted to get tickets for either the Oxford or London show…


#10

Spotify presale is a-go.

Offer code: utopia
Ends January 18 at 23:59 GMT

14/06/2018 Oxford, England Tickets
15/06/2018 Glasgow, Scotland Tickets
17/06/2018 Birmingham, England Tickets
18/06/2018 Manchester, England Tickets
19/06/2018 London, England Tickets

link - https://www.axs.com/uk/series/5764/david-byrne-spotify-presale-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk

Gonna hope for a festy date either here or in Europe, personally. Tres skint.


#11

London Apollo pre-sale as well. Tickets not as expensive as I feared (£50 for standing).


#12

Thanks for this! Got a couple for Glasgow


#13

I like this


#14

Absolutely stunning! Wonderfully melancholic vocal performance from Byrne and top production work from Daniel Lopatin.


#15

Can’t stand the guy. Always sounds like he’s selling rides on the ferris wheel.


#16

Didn’t realise this what out so soon, streaming on NPR now…

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/589142182/first-listen-david-byrne-american-utopia


#17

So what does everyone make of American Utopia then? Fairly enjoyable overall I thought but christ that line about the dick of a donkey (along with a few other clunkers) is woeful…


#18

Should have taken a leaf out of Scott Walker’s book and sung about punching donkeys rather than about their dicks


#19

Aha not sure that would have quite kept with the tone / message of the rest of the album :grinning:

Also Dave sure makes a lot of canine references on this one, do you reckon he’ll be a fan of Wes Anderson’s new flick?


#20

This is quite… bad isn’t it