St. Vincent, David Byrne Team Up for 'Giant' Album

St. Vincent, David Byrne Team Up for 'Giant' Album

Art-rock legend David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent have teamed up for a new album, "Love This Giant," as well as a corresponding fall tour. First track "Who" has been offered up as a free download on the album's official website.

"Love This Giant," out Sept. 11 on 4AD through Byrne's label Todo Mundo, was recorded in Hoboken, N.J. over a two-year period and features 10 songs co-written by the two musicians, with each one fully penning one track. The former Talking Heads leader and "Strange Mercy" auteur previously teamed up for the "Dark Was The Night" benefit compilation in 2009, and Byrne's "Here Lies Love" project the following year.

Days after the album release, St. Vincent and Byrne will kick off a joint tour in Minneapolis on Sept. 15. "We'll be doing these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know, with a group that includes eight brass players, a keyboardist and a drummer," says Byrne in a statement.

St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, has released her last two albums, 2009's "Actor" and last year's "Strange Mercy," on 4AD. Byrne, meanwhile, has recently taken to joint albums -- in 2008 he released "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" with Talking Heads producer/musical genius Brian Eno, and collaborated with Fatboy Slim on "Here Lies Love" two years later.

Here is the tracklist for "Love This Giant":

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

Here are David Byrne & St. Vincent's upcoming North American tour dates:

Sept. 15: Minneapolis, MN (State Theater)
Sept. 16: Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)
Sept. 18: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
Sept. 20: Toronto, ONT (Queen Elizabeth Theater)
Sept. 21: Montreal, QUE (Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal))
Sept. 23: Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
Sept. 25: New York, NY (Beacon Theater)
Sept. 26: New York, NY (Beacon Theater)
Sept. 27: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater)
Sept. 29: Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Park)
Sept. 30: N. Bethesda MD (The Music Center at Strathmore)
Oct. 2: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Oct. 3: Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Center)
Oct. 5: Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)
Oct. 6: Houston, TX (Hobby Center)
Oct. 7: Dallas, TX (McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU))
Oct. 10: San Diego, CA (Humphrey's)
Oct. 11: Santa Barbara, CA (Arlington Theatre)
Oct. 12: Costa Mesa, CA (Segerstrom Theater for the Arts)
Oct. 13: Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theater)
Oct. 15: San Francisco, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 17: Seattle, WA (5th Ave Theatre)
Oct. 18: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium)
Oct. 20: Vancouver, BC (Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts)