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    St. Vincent performs Digital Witness on Later... with Jools Holland


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    Brian Eno & David Byrne Strange Overtones


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    Celebrating the new album from two great icons of our times - Brian Eno and David Byrne.

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    Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

    The director's explanations for the themes in the film:


    I wake up every morning
    I hear your feet on the stairs
    You're in the next apartment
    I hear you singing over there--

    This groove is out of fashion
    These beats are 20 years old
    I saw you lend a hand to
    The ones out standing in the cold--

    Strange Overtones
    In the music you are playing
    I'll harmonize
    It is strong and you are tough
    But a heart is not enough-

    Put on your socks and mittens
    It's getting colder tonight
    A snowball in my kitchen
    I watched it melt before my eyes--

    Your song still needs a chorus
    I know you'll figure it out
    The rising of the verses
    A change of key will let you out--

    Strange overtones
    Though they're slightly out of fashion
    I'll harmonize
    I see the music in your face
    That your words cannot explain

    Strange Overtones
    In the music you are playing
    We're not alone
    It is strong and you are tough
    But a heart is not enough--

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    St. Vincent And David Byrne - Burning Down The House


    St. Vincent And David Byrne performing Burning Down The House in Seattle, Washington on October 17th 2012 at the 5th Avenue Theater.

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    Life During Wartime Talking Heads LIVE


    Here's my favorite track from the concert movie Stop Making Sense. I'd love to have a conversation with each of the band members ...this was not your usual rock and roll band. The core members, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and David Byrne certainly had the performance chops to pull off the filmed concert gig, but the addition of percussion player Steve Scales, guitarist Alex Weir from The Johnson Brothers and Parliament- Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell on keyboards plus backing singers Ednah Holt and Lynn Mabry jacked things up the groove level to that famous 11 on the Spinal Tap scale.

    I saw David Byrne fronting an 18-piece Latin big band at the Greek Theater in LA about 3 years after this was shot. He was terrific that night, as you might imagine.

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    St. Vincent - Marrow


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    Check out this new St. Vincent video of Marrow off her latest album Actor. Actor is available to order here:

    Directed by Terri Timely

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    The xx: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


    It's easy to think of The xx as a fashionable band: Its members have a sleek all-in-black look, its typography and cover art is coolly and distinctively styled, and the group itself has been showered with validation, including Britain's 2010 Mercury Prize. But beneath all that tightly controlled image-making lays music that's raw and vulnerable; shy, worried tentativeness is wired into a sound that shimmers powerfully, but remains as fragile and delicate as a soap bubble.

    The xx's second album, Coexist, came out last fall, and it plays like a series of tensely lovely interludes, each building to a climax that never arrives. Plopped in front of Bob Boilen's desk and asked to play a few songs from the record, singer-guitarist Romy Madley Croft and singer-bassist Oliver Sim have reason to look slightly ill-at-ease: The setting and band configuration robs them of cover. No beats from member Jamie Smith, who opted to hang back at the hotel; no shroud of darkness or bright lights pointed outward to blunt the crowd's stares. Throughout their characteristically compact seven-minute performance, Croft and Sim avoid eye contact, as they visibly try to ignore the huge throng and cameras positioned maybe 10 feet away from them.

    What comes out of their performance is not just beauty, but humanity — the sense that, in all of The xx's songs, all the calm chilliness in the world can't quite contain an exposed heart.

    Set List
    • Angels
    • Sunset

    Producer: Bob Boilen; Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Becky Lettenberger, Claire O'Neill, Maggie Starbard

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    St Vincent - Cruel on Letterman 8-29-11


    St Vincent performs Cruel on the Late Show With David Letterman, on August 29th, 2011

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    St. Vincent - Digital Witness


    From St. Vincent – Out Now via Loma Vista Recordings


    Directed by Chino Moya

    Music video by St. Vincent performing Digital Witness. ©: Seven Four Entertainment, LLC and Universal Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., under exclusive license to Republic Record, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.