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David Byrne curator of Meltdown 2015 PDF E-mail
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 19:50

David Byrne curator Meltdown 2015 LondonDavid Byrne curates this years edition of the Meltdown festival to take place in London from Agust 17 - August 30 2015. Since 1993 some of the world most distinguished musicians have been the guest directors of Meltdown. From John Peel through to Massive Attack, via David Bowie, Patti Smith, Morrissey and more, Meltdown has given seminal artists the chance to pick their favourite artists to play and exhibit their work at Southbank Centre.

"This is going to be exciting! I plan to invite performers I've seen – and I do get out – and others I've missed or have dreamed of seeing. It's going to be a bit of fun puzzle solving I imagine – seeing who's interested, who is available and what venues at Southbank Centre are appropriate. I really hope to find things that take this beyond sit-down concerts as well – but of course I'm speaking way too early as I'm still working on my wish list.", Byrne said in a statement on the Meltdown website.

One of the confirmed names for the 2015 line-up of the festival is Atomic Bomb!, an all-star band celebrating the music of William Onyeabor. Onyeabor's music has been released on Luaka Bop in a beautiful boxset last year. The Atomic Bomb! band uses a different line-up of musicians for each of their rare shows, and it's likely Byrne will join the band on stage during Meltdown, like he did earlier in New York City.

Other confirmed names for Meltdown 2015 include Anna Calvi, Sunn O))), Benjamin Clementine and Young Marble Giants. More info on Meltdown and tickets on the Meltdown website.

 
Aishlin and Jerry Harrison - Heaven (for Tom) PDF E-mail
Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:06
Last year, Jerry Harrison, along with his daughter Aishlin, recorded a new version of the Talking Heads song "Heaven" in memoriam of Tom, a close friend of the Harrison family. Jerry asked to share the track with the world here on Talking-heads.net, where you can stream it and also read Jerry's note on the new version: 'Heaven (for Tom)' and Jerry's personal note.
 
Video for Chris und Tina's 'Incognito' PDF E-mail
Monday, 29 December 2014 11:00
Chris und Tina is the name of the new electronic music project of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. They recently recorded brand new material which is expected for release in 2015. Meanwhile, Los Angelos based videographers Laura and Isabella Sfez produced a video for the track 'Incognito'. The song was originally released on the Chicks on Speed all-girl-only electro compilation 'Girl Monster' in 2006. The song was released as a Tina Weymouth solo track, but involved Chris as well.
 
Read an interview vith Chris Frantz on Electronic Sound.

 

INCOGNITO from Isabella Sfez on Vimeo.

 
Tom Tom Club christmas song on Amazon compilation PDF E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014 21:30

Tom Tom Club contributed a new version of the old french traditional christmas song "Il Est Ne" to this years Amazon Christmas playlist "All is Bright". The playlist also features tracks by artists such as Amanda Palmer, Elastic bond and Lucinda Williams You can download the song from Amazon, or listen for free if you are an Amazon Prime member.

 
Sin Mucho Sentido: a latin Tribute to Stop Making Sense PDF E-mail
Monday, 24 November 2014 14:21

Sin Mucho Sentido album coverBrooklyn based label Ponk Records released “Sin Mucho Sentido: A Tribute to Talking Heads” on November 21st. The album celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic concert film and album “Stop Making Sense” with ten covers recorded by some of the finest Latin indie artists on the label.

Full track list:
1. Psycho Killer - Torreblanca feat. Dan Zlotnik (México)
2. Swamp - El Sueño de la Casa Propia feat. Entrópica (Chile)
3. Slippery People - Ulises Hadjis feat. Presidente (Venezuela)
4. Burning Down the House - Sonido San Francisco (México)
5. Girlfriend is Better - Miss Garrison (Chile)
6. Once in a Lifetime - Andrés Landon feat. Pedro Villagra (Chile/México)
7. What a Day That Was - Balancer (Colombia/Puerto Rico/USA)
8. Life During Wartime - Protistas (Chile)
9. Take Me to the River - Coronel feat. (México)
10. This Must Be the Place - Sokio feat. Amanda Dora (Chile/USA)

“Sin Mucho Sentido” is available on iTunes

 

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