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Stop Making Sense 30th anniversary digital release PDF E-mail
Friday, 11 July 2014 22:00

Palm Pictures will release the Talking Heads’ acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense for the first time digitally on July 15. Directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by Gary Goetzman, Stop Making Sense was originally released in 1984 and has continued to receive critical acclaim: The New York Times raved “Mr. Demme has captured both the look and the spirit of this live performance with a daring and precision that match the group’s own” while the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “[David] Byrne, drummer Chris Frantz, bassist Tina Weymouth and keyboardist Jerry Harrison seemed to be simply bursting with inspired elements to pack into Stop Making Sense”. Rolling Stone described the concert movie as "Wall-to-wall music, beautiful cinematography and the legendary "Big Suit" make this "one of the greatest rock movies ever made."

Stop Making Sense is available from iTunes Movies at bit.ly/SMS30iTunes.
Also available (rent or buy) from Amazon instant video.

Read the full press release.
Read what David Byrne has to say about it.

Stop Making Sense 30th annivervary

 
David Byrne on new EP Anna Calvi PDF E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

David Byrne is featured on two of the five tracks on the upcoming cover ep „Strange Weather” by British singer-songwriter Anna Calvi. Besides the title track, originally by Keren Ann, David is also on the Connan Mockasin cover „I’m the Man, That Will Find You”. Other tracks on the ep are covers of songs by Suicide, David Bowie and FKA Twigs). The ep is produced by Thomas Bartless, who worked with Antony and the Johnsons and The National before.

Order „Strange Weather” on limited edition cd in the U.S. of in the UK
Order „Strange Weather” on limited edition 180 gram vinyl in the U.S. or in the UK
Order „Strange Weather” as download from iTunes or Amazon.com

 
‘Stop Making Sense’ returns to U.S. theatres in digital format PDF E-mail
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:26

Thirty years ago, Talking Heads first released the critically acclaimed concertfilm ‘Stop Making Sense’. Palm Pictures celebrated the movies 30th anniversary by releasing the film digitally and giving it a limited theatrical run.

Directed by Jonathan Demme (‘Philadelphia’, ‘Silence of the Lambs’), ‘Stop Making Sense’ subverted the typical concert film with long shots, minimal lighting and lack of audience footage. The film puts the music in the spotlights and focuses entiry on the band during their last-ever tour, promoting the album “Speaking in Tongues”. The movie was shot over three days at concerts at the Panatges Theater in Hollywood, California in December 1983.

The film has been digitally remastered for DVD and Blu-Ray before and will hit theatres in 27 different U.S. cities in digital form starting May 22nd.

05/22 – Pleasantville, NY @ Jacob Burns
05/23-06/05 – Ogden, UT @ Art House Cinema 502
06/04-05 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM
06/07 – Portland, OR @ Reed College
06/13-14 – Kansas City, MO @ Tivoli Theatre
06/13-19 – Missoula, MT @ Roxy
06/16 – Rochester, NY @ Little Theater
06/18-20 – Los Angeles, CA @ New Beverly
06/18 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
06/22 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
06/19-22 – Oak Cliff, TX @ Texas Theatre
06/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
07/01-31 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancity
07/03 – Littleton, CO @ Alamo
07/04-05 – Troy, OH @ Mayflower
07/10 – Yonkers, NY @ Alamo
07/14 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Ritz
07/15 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
07/17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo
08/01-03 – Seattle, WA @ SIFF Cinema
08/06 – Lexington, KY @ Kentucky Theatre
08/14 – Houston, TX @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
08/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Music Box
08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Music Music Box
08/22-24 – Kansas City, MO @ Armour
09/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Shotgun Cinema
09/06 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
09/08 – Silver Spring, MD @ AFI Silver
09/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Public Library
TBD – Kingston, Canada @ Screening Room Cinema
TBD – Los Angeles, CA @ Oscar Theatre
TBD – Huntington, NY @ Cinema Arts Center
TBD – Portland, OR @ Academy Theater
TBD – Portland, OR @ Northwest Film Center
TBD – Memphis, TN @ Indie Memphis
TBD – Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theater

 
Rare radio commercials for "Fear of Music" and "Remain in Light" PDF E-mail
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:59

Back in 1979 David Byrne recorded a radio commercial with Brian Eno to announce the new Talking Heads album "Fear of Music". The message is clear and simple: "Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear or Music". David Byrne's voice went through a vocoder for the robot-effect and unreleased ambient music playing in the background.
A year later, another commercial was recorded to promote the album "Remain in Light". This time, the background music is taken from an unreleased take from the "Remain in Light"-sessions and David Byrne's voice is more manipulated and sounds like an excersize for the technics used on the 1981 Byrne/Eno album "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts".

Listen to both commercials on YouTube

 
David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" cast recording out April 22nd. PDF E-mail
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:28

The cast album of „Here Lies Love”, the David Byrne / Fatboy Slim collaboration is due out on April 22nd. The album contains cast versions of songs previously released on the „Here Lies Love” double album plus seven brand new songs. Besides digital download, the score is also released on double cd in a shiny package with 52-page full-color book.

„Here Lies Love” premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April 2013 and was extended four times. It won several awards and will return to the stage this autumn. The musical on Filipina first lady Imelda’ Marco’s love for disco and club music was directed by Alex Timers and contains music written and performed by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The original album was released in 2010 with multiple singers performing the lead rols, including Tori Amos, Florence Welch and St. Vincent.

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