Though David Byrne’s online journal often takes on daunting subjects, such as Czech Republic steel foundry/coal mine complexes, “The Kindle Experience,” Bono, and the “Internet Antichrist,” that doesn’t mean he’s short on words about music. In fact, his latest entry consists of over 2,000 words discussing his ongoing collaboration with St. Vincent, past work with Brian Eno, how the suggestion that he would “collaborate for a bag of Doritos” isn’t too far off, and more. (A few photos of his recording studio are also included, which bear a striking resemblance to TwentyFourBit HQ.)
As for the headline above, Byrne mentions his performance with St. Vincent at the Lincoln Center’s Allen Room in New York City earlier this year, adding:
At [Annie Clark’s] suggestion, we did a song we’d been writing together, one of about 8 or so. Our collaboration was partly inspired by the Dirty Projectors/Björk thing at Housing Works many months ago that we both attended. We agreed to do something similar there, though there is no timetable. Annie (her real name) has been on tour, on and off, for quite a while, so the collaboration proceeds in fits and starts.
The most intriguing part of this excellent pairing is that Clark and Byrne are attempting to use a brass ensemble as their core backing band.