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More Details of Upcoming David Byrne, St. Vincent Collaboration Revealed

September 7, 2011  |  5:06pm
More Details of Upcoming David Byrne, St. Vincent Collaboration Revealed

In a recent conversation with Pitchfork, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark revealed more details of her collaboration with David Byrne, which has been underway since its initial announcement a year and a half ago.

It’s not exactly a surprise the project is moving at a slow pace, what with Clark’s recent gigging in support of her new album Strange Mercy — not to mention Byrne’s continually full plate, which has included fairly recent musical collaborations with artists like Fatboy Slim and Arcade Fire, co-writing the score for a Sean Penn film, designing his own T-shirts in cooperation with Levi’s, creating fake parodies of iPhone apps, and even designing an inflatable globe that will be on display in Manhattan’s High Line starting Sept. 16.

Despite the two’s hectic schedules, Clark stated yesterday that she and Byrne have written “a good deal of a record together and recorded about half of it.” The project, which had been previously described by Byrne as brass-heavy, is still being done on an “on and off” basis and has no definite release date, but Clark suggested the likelihood of an early 2013 release date.

Clark also said neither she nor Byrne has thus far dominated the proceedings, vocally or conceptually, and has described the overall process as “egalitarian.”

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