Perhaps inevitably, the perfectly different but perfectly matched duo mimed a kung-fu fight during the theremin solo in Northern Lights.
The brass section were wonderfully choreographed, whether playing sprawled on the floor like drunks on Cheerleader, solo slow-motion waltzing during The Party or best of all, circling the microphone during Wild Wild Life taking a vocal line in turn.
An American singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist whose real name is Anne Erin "Annie" Clark and better known as a band member of the Polyphonic Spree.
She was just 12 years old when she started playing guitar. After graduating she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
, the fabled collaborative album between indie ingénue/shredder Annie Clark and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, finally sees the light of day on September 11th.
What began as a one-off gig borne of mutual admiration of each other's work became a fabulously strange pop album comprised of tracks ping-ponged back and forth via email while the two were touring and working on other albums.
Intriguingly, as a solo artist, Byrne has embraced his own awkwardness to become a mighty live performer.
Occasionally, he goes fully bombastic, as on "I Am an Ape", while the band skank-walk, recreating the evolution of man with added parp.
Towards the end of the set, Clark pays tribute to Byrne’s singular talents, describing how a childhood encounter with his work made her realise music can take you to an “awesome, stratospheric” alternate place.
A curious, horn-driven affair, it works in remarkably unexpected ways, sounding like a true meeting of minds between the two icons.
caught up with Clark last week amidst rehearsals for the forthcoming tour. It's great in that the whole reason you collaborate with someone is that you get to come up with ideas that you wouldn't on your own. With this, it all started with us thinking we would do four or six songs one night at Housing Works [in New York] and I suggested we use a small brass band.
was like dating, and fighting against ordinariness.