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    Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:30:32

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    David Byrne released a playlist on his Mixcloud radio station yesterday. "David Byrne Presents: One Year Later" marks the year that's passed since the US Presidential election that put Donald Trump into office. The three hour-plus compilation includes songs by St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, De La Soul, Radiohead, Frank Ocean, and Lorde, among many others.

    The mix wraps up with "The Pure and the Damned" [feat. Iggy Pop], by Oneohtrix Point Never, with whom Byrne is allegedly collaborating on his new solo album. Byrne has announced few details for the album other than teasing another team-up with frequent producer Brian Eno.

    In a statement about the new playlist, the Talking Heads frontman said:

    The presidential election in the U.S. was a year ago. These are some of the pop songs I've been listening to in recent months as this strange anniversary approaches. These are artists who for the most part are working in the world and format of contemporary popular music but are often pushing at the boundaries of what that means. Some of them are pushing quite hard, trying to rewrite the rules. Others more or less accept the rules and accept the challenge of working within those restrictions.

    I listen to this music while I'm cooking, which I do occasionally — slicing and chopping goes well with music. I also listen when I'm commuting to work down the west side Hudson River Park on my bike (I've been working all October on a theater workshop on Governors Island — it might be a year or so before more news). There's no traffic on the bike path, so I feel pretty safe listening and even singing along on the ride back uptown.

    Back to the election — something tells me some of this music relates to how these artists are feeling in the world these days. The tone can be hopeful, yearning and is often a source of solace.

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    David Byrne Presents: One Year Later playlist:
    Asido — Purity Ring
    Cold Little Heart — Michael Kiwanuka
    Desperately — Sam Dew
    Doma — Zola Jesus
    I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) — Arcade Fire
    If You're Here — Cornelius
    New York [Explicit] — St. Vincent
    Only God Knows (feat. Leight Congregational Choir) — Young Fathers
    Piel — Arca
    Pleasure — Feist
    Provider — Frank Ocean
    Complicity — Arto Lindsay
    All This Time — Jonathan Coulton
    Anoche — Arca
    Bike Dream — Rostam
    Each To Each — Arto Lindsay
    Enigma — Jlin
    Everything Now — Arcade Fire
    Exhumed — Zola Jesus
    In Cold Blood [Explicit] — alt-J
    LOW — Young Fathers
    Slip Away — Perfume Genius
    Sober [Explicit] — Lorde
    I Promise — Radiohead
    Keep The devil Off — Big K.R.I.T.
    Die Young — Sylvan Esso
    Just Like Love — Perfume Genius
    Oatmeal — Sudan Archives
    Radio [Explicit] — Sylvan Esso
    GET UP — Young Fathers
    Kick Jump Twist — Sylvan Esso
    Liability — Lorde
    Los Ageless — St. Vincent
    Reincarnation — Sam Dew
    Just A Girl — MHYSA
    Last Year — alt-J
    Seu Pai — Arto Lindsay
    Coraje — Arca
    Nest — Young Fathers
    Pleader — alt-J
    Snoopies [Explicit] — De La Soul feat. David Byrne — and the Anonymous Nobody
    Up All Night — Beck
    Unpair — Arto Lindsay
    Dreams [Explicit] — Beck
    Drawn — De La Soul feat. Little Dragon — and the Anonymous Nobody
    Miel — Arca
    We Don't Deserve Love — Arcade Fire
    Sober II (Melodrama) — Lorde
    The Pure and the Damned (feat. Iggy Pop) — Oneohtrix Point Never

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.02.17



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