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David Byrne artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) and David Byrne perform together at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 30, 2012.

January 9, 2013 The two artists give a carefully choreographed performance highlighting their album Love This Giant.

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May 28, 2009 Musicians like Bon Iver, David Byrne and Feist help fight AIDS in a historic benefit concert.

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June 28, 2004 Veloso's version of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" is a high point.

Interviews & Profiles

Musician David Byrne at his rehearsal space at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Byrne's first musical, Here Lies Love, chronicles the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos.

June 21, 2012 Byrne's first foray into musical theater revolves around the former first lady of the Philippines.

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June 4, 2008 The pop star has wired an antique organ to the beams and plumbing of the Battery Maritime Building.

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Discover Songs

David Byrne teams up with Fatboy Slim to tell the story of Imelda Marcos.

March 29, 2010 Listen to the album-length collaboration, featuring 22 prominent guest vocalists, in its entirety.

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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August 11, 2008 Innovators Brian Eno and David Byrne make their first new record in 27 years.

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October 18, 2007 A rare re-issue from David Byrne; Balkan Brass via the New York band Beirut; Wood spoons, laptop...

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April 28, 2006 A newly reissued version of the 1981 collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno opens ears.

July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and album...

July 2, 2001 The passionate sounds of Lucinda Williams; R.L. Burnside sings of hard times and bad luck; the c...

News

David Byrne

April 17, 2010 The former Talking Heads frontman has recorded a pop song cycle about Imelda Marcos.

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Reviews

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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April 28, 2006 A newly reissued version of the 1981 collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno opens ears.

More Stories

Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.

September 11, 2012 Critic Tom Moon discusses some of the albums he's most excited about this season.

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The Talking Heads.

March 27, 2000 Talking Heads' 1980 song pays homage to early rap techniques and The Velvet Underground.

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David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent

October 15, 2012 Peek behind the curtain at the final rehearsal for the two musicians' magical live show.

David Byrne and St. Vincent's new album, Love This Giant, comes out Sept. 11.

September 2, 2012 The pair's collaboration features a funky horn section and an overarching sense of brainy boldness.

Baltimore hip-hop artist Al Great.

July 19, 2012 Download five tracks new to public radio, including material from Aimee Mann, Al Great and more.

Album cover for Love This Giant by David Byrne and St. Vincent.

June 14, 2012 The brass-centric Love This Giant will be out on September 11, and the pair will tour in the fall.

La Shica performs a unique blend of flamenco, rap and R&B.

February 22, 2012 On this week's Alt.Latino, breathtaking new songs bring together an unusual mix of genres.

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Here Lies Love [2CD/1DVD]

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  • Album: Here Lies Love [2CD/1DVD]
  • Artist: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
  • Released: 2010
 

Look into the Eyeball

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  • Album: Look into the Eyeball
  • Artist: David Byrne
  • Label: Virgin
 

Remain in Light

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  • Album: Remain in Light
  • Artist: Talking Heads
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • Released: 1980
 

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Album: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: Brian Eno, David Byrne
  • Released: 2006
 

Dark Was the Night [4AD]

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  • Album: Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • Artist: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released: 2009