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Paramore Cover “Burning Down the House” From a New Talking Heads Tribute Album

Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense Coming Out via A24 Music

Jan 31, 2024

Paramore have covered Talking Heads’ classic “Burning Down the House.” It’s the first single from Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, a new tribute album on A24 Music. More

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” Leads Oscars Nominations; Mitski and David Byrne Nominated

95th Academy Awards Set for March 12; Lady Gaga and Son Lux Also Nominated

Jan 24, 2023

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards have just been announced in Los Angeles by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams. Everything Everywhere All At Once led with a total of 11 nominations, including Best Picture. Also nominated for the film is the song “This is a Life,” which was performed by Under the Radar favorites Mitski and David Byrne, as well as Son Lux’s score for the film getting a nod. Lady Gaga’s song for Top Gun: Maverick was also nominated. More

Dec 02, 2022

David Byrne has shared a new holiday song, “Fat Man’s Comin’,” exclusively via Bandcamp. The song can be purchased through December 31. All proceeds will benefit Byrne’s nonprofit online news magazine, Reasons To Be Cheerful. More

Maggie Rogers Shares Video for New Song “That’s Where I Am” with David Byrne Cameo

Surrender Due Out July 29 via Capitol; Hamilton Leithauser Also Appears in the Video

Apr 08, 2022

New York-based singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers is releasing a new album, Surrender, on July 29 via Capitol. Now she has shared its first single, “That’s Where I Am,” via a very New York City video that features cameos from David Byrne and Hamilton Leithauser and ends with her performing the song in front of the Empire State Building at night. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Horsegirl, Destroyer, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Belle and Sebastian, Sondre Lerche and CHAI, Father John Misty, Tess Parks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 11, 2022

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was without a doubt the strongest week for new tracks so far this year. Some of our all time favorite artists put out new songs this week and there were several amazing songs that were seven or eight minutes long. There was much debate on what should make the main list and the best we could narrow it down to was a Top 15. More

Mitski and David Byrne Collaborate With Son Lux for New Song “This Is a Life”

Everything Everywhere All At Once Soundtrack and Film Out April 8

Mar 08, 2022

Mitski and David Byrne have collaborated with Son Lux, the composers of the upcoming A24 film Everything Everywhere All At Once. The resulting song, “This Is a Life,” is out now, and it will be featured on the film’s soundtrack, which is set to release on April 8 alongside the film. More

Feb 24, 2022

David Byrne has collaborated with Australian pop artist Montaigne (aka Jessica Alyssa Cerro) on her new single “Always Be You.” A video, directed by Nick Ward, has just been shared. More

Ben Gibbard and Canvasback Music Announce Yoko Ono Tribute Album

David Byrne and Yo La Tengo Cover of “Who Has Seen the Wind?” Out Now; Album Out February 18

Jan 05, 2022

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records have announced the release of a Yoko Ono tribute album, Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono, which will be out on February 18. Curated by Gibbard, the album features 14 covers of Ono tracks from artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Death Cab for Cutie, US Girls, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som, and Thao. A David Byrne and Yo La Tengo cover of Ono’s “Who Has Seen the Wind?” has just been released. More

Under the Radar Announces The Protest Issue with Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the Covers

Issue 68 Out Now and Also Includes Julien Baker, Wolf Alice, Tegan and Sara, Arlo Parks, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Valerie June, David Byrne, Julian Casablancas, and Much More

Apr 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

Aug 04, 2020

Whitney have shared their newest cover, David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “Strange Overtones,” off of their forthcoming Candid, an album of covers featuring the band’s favorite songs, set to be released next week via Secretly Canadian. More

Austin City Limits Festival - Eight Artists to Check Out

Austin City Limits Festival - Eight Artists to Check Out Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, and Other Artists Worth Catching This Weekend and Next

Oct 05, 2018

As if the South By Southwest (SXSW) extravaganza isn’t enough for Texas’ Capital city, it is the annual Austin City Limits music festival in October that truly keeps Austin weird. Inspired by the musical television series of the same name, the festival began as an annual one weekend (3-day) music festival in 2002. More

David Byrne Shares “Everybody’s Coming to My House” Video Featuring Detroit High Schoolers

The Detroit School of Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble Perform the Song

Mar 13, 2018

David Byrne released a new album, American Utopia, last week via Todomundo/Nonesuch. Previously he shared the album’s first single, “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” It was one of our Songs of the Week, was co-written by Brian Eno, and features contributions from Sampha, along with TTY, Happa Isaiah Barr (Onyx Collective), and others. Now Byrne has shared a video for the song, kind of. More

Album of the Week: Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar Out Now via Ninja Tune

Mar 09, 2018

For this week’s album of the week, we could begin in a tired tirade on how we should forefront any dialogue on resistance, and especially from people of color. And that’s true, but to label Cocoa Sugar as “protest music” would overlook the electrified soul of Young Fathers that swerves in a love-drunk stupor through their 10-year output. More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

David Byrne Announces World Tour Dates Featuring a 12-Piece Band

American Utopia Due Out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch

Jan 16, 2018

David Byrne is releasing a new album, American Utopia, on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. Previously he shared the album’s first single, “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” Now Byrne has announced a whole bunch of new tour dates that take him all the way through August. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven’t posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren’t that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Shaky Knees Festival Lineup - The National, Jack White, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Alvvays, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The lineup for the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival has been announced. The festival goes down in Atlanta, GA’s Central Park May 4-6. The headliners are The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age. More

David Byrne Announces New Album, Shares “Everybody’s Coming to My House”

American Utopia Due Out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch

Jan 08, 2018

David Byrne has announced a new album, American Utopia, and shared a new song, “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” American Utopia is due out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. More


Nov 12, 2020

Champions and lovers of art, in all its forms, likely have come across the work of musician and performer, David Byrne. The Hall of Fame songwriter rose to prominence in the ’80s and ’90s with his band, Talking Heads, releasing all-time classic tracks like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He is known for co-producing one of the most beloved concert films of all time, Stop Making Sense, and more recently, Byrne has made headlines for projects like his positive-thinking magazine, Reasons to be Cheerful, and his Broadway stage show (recently released on HBO MAX), American Utopia. More


Feb 04, 2022

American Utopia opens with David Byrne sitting at a table, clutching a brain. More

Aug 30, 2018

There is nothing on stage at the Shrine Auditorium that indicates a rock show will be taking place-not even an art rock show. The entirely bare stage is lined on three sides by silvery grey beaded curtains. These shimmer like raindrops, receding into the background when necessary and becoming part of the performance the rest of the time. More

Mar 08, 2018

It has been some 14 or so years since we last heard from David Byrne on a fully realized solo project. 2004’s Grown Backwards saw the now 65-year-old former Talking Heads frontman caught in between staying true to his immensely quirky and individualistic past and the pressures of adapting that to a new audience which, for the first time may have been blissfully unaware of his past. More