I realize that I’m on a multitude of mailing lists for news, updates and information from music resources, labels and artists, but it’s always cool to see a name like David Byrne staring back at you from your inbox.
Late February will see the release of a collaborative effort with Fatboy Slim entitled, Here Lies Love, which is about Imelda Marcos and her caretaker, Estrella Campus. It’s a double-CD and DVD set with a hundred-page booklet that, in Byrne’s words, “explains it all.” Some of the vocalists enlisted for this album are: Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), Sia, Santigold, Nellie McKay, Sharon Jones, St. Vincent, and Róisín Murphy.
It’s Byrne: I’ll give it shot.
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