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CD of the Week - David Byrne & St. Vincent

by Carmel Holt

We love both these giants! David Byrne has a knack for choosing collaborators - probably most famously, Brian Eno.  Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, was one of several musicians to appear on his last collaborative effort, with Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love. Now we are treated to a true meeting of these two brilliant minds, Love This Giant. Released in early September, the album features more brass than guitar, and is equal parts Byrne and Clark - each wrote and sang their own lyrics, with the exception of "The Forest Awakes," which Byrne wrote and Clark sings.

A quirky and musically adventurous album (as one might expect from these two artists), Love This Giant is fun and gratifying for fans of both David Byrne and St. Vincent. Tune in tonight at 8pm to hear the whole album, uninterrupted, as the WFUV CD of the Week.