La Sera - Break My Heart

Sic Alps - Glyphs

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Polaris Prize 2012 Longlist Announced

I would be remiss if I neglected to report that the 2012 Polaris Prize announced its longlist last week.   As always the list is a diverse one with industry mainstays Leonard Cohen and Drake joining newcomers Grimes and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

See a full list of the 2012 Polaris Prize nominees below.  As always speculation and prognostication is always welcome in the comments.  My pick?  Sandro Perri.  Of course I kinda like that Grimes record too…  Oi, it’s like this every year.

A Tribe Called RedA Tribe Called Red
Marie-Pierre ArthurAux alentours
Rich AucoinWe’re All Dying To Live
Avec pas d’casqueAstronomie
Azari & IIIAzari & III
The Barr BrothersThe Barr Brothers
Blackie And The Rodeo KingsKings And Queens
Cadence WeaponHope In Dirt City
Kathryn CalderBright And Vivid
Cannon Bros Firecracker / Cloudglow
Coeur de pirateBlonde
Leonard CohenOld Ideas
Cold SpecksI Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Rose CousinsWe Have Made A Spark
Mark DavisEliminate The Toxins
DrakeTake Care
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur
Fucked UpDavid Comes To Life
Great Lake SwimmersNew Wild Everywhere
Handsome FursSound Kapital
JapandroidsCelebration Rock
Dan ManganOh Fortune
Mares Of ThraceThe Pilgrimage
Ariane MoffattMA
Lindi OrtegaLittle Red Boots
ParlovrKook Soul
Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces
Joel Plaskett EmergencyScrappy Happiness
PS I Love YouDeath Dreams
John K. SamsonProvincial
Shooting GunsBorn To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
The SlakadeliqsThe Other Side of Tomorrow
Patrick Watson Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Bry WebbProvider
The WeekndEchoes of Silence
Yamantaka // Sonic TitanYT//ST
Yukon BlondeTiger Talk

Friday, June 15, 2012

Love This Giant Collaboration

The long-awaited collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) will finally hit shelves and mp3 servers September 11th  via 4AD/Todo Mundo.   The record is called Love This Giant, and has been in the works for over two years. For the price of your barely used hotmail address the track "Who" can be downloaded below.

The album offers ten collaborative tracks and two written by each musician individually. Vocal duties were split in half. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas help out on the track "The One Who Broke Your Heart".

Love This Giant:

01 Who
02 Weekend in the Dust
03 Dinner for Two
04 Ice Age
05 I Am an Ape
06 The Forest Awakes
07 I Should Watch TV
08 Lazarus
09 Optimist
10 Lightning
11 The One Who Broke Your Heart (ft. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12 Outside of Space & Time

The good news keeps coming though as Byrne and Clark will also tour throughout North America this fall.  The duo is set to perform the music of Love This Giant as well as selections from each of their extensive discographies. Dates below.

St. Vincent and David Byrne:

09-15 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
09-16 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
09-18 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
09-20 Toronto, Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09-21 Montreal, Quebec - Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal)

09-23 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
09-25 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
09-26 New York, NY - Beacon Theater
09-27 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
09-29 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Park

09-30 N. Bethesda MD - The Music Center at Strathmore
10-02 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10-03 Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Center
10-05 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
10-06 Houston, TX - Hobby Center
10-07 Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)
10-10 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
10-11 Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre
10-12 Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10-13 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
10-15 San Francisco, CA - Orpheum Theatre
10-17 Seattle, WA - 5th Avenue Theatre
10-18 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts

St. Vincent "Cheerleader" from Hiro Murai on Vimeo.