Big things come in forms of packaging, Gigantic things, too.
This past year saw the collision of two indie pop icons when David Byrne and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) came together to form Love This Giant. With a record released this past month and a tour that is chugging along smoothly, this monumental act is one your sure to love. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for their show at the Strathmore on September 30th. Getting your mittens on ‘em is easier than you might think.
Love this Giant released their self-titled debut earlier this month. The album, which has quickly gained critical acclaim, displays a delicate mix between Byrne’s compulsion to make whatever music he pleases and St. Vincent’s ability to make whatever music she’s involved with pleasing. Byrne, who made his name in the ultimate art pop band Talking Heads, is known for breaking cultural musical constructs and destroying boundries while still keeping memorable melodies and choruses you can sing along to—a central theme of Love This Giant.
The unstoppable force of David Byrne is met with equal power by St. Vincent. The former Polyphonic Spree-er garners a mature perspective on composition and arrangement that takes the edge off of Byrne’s spurts of the strange. That in tandem with the musical tool of her silky-yet-powerful voice gives Love This Giant a clash-of-the-titans-level supremacy.
So how could you be lucky enough to score tickets to this monumental act? It’s simple! In the comments below, tell us your favorite mega collaboration.
To give a proper nod to my favorite beatmaker and his soon-to-be-released Until The Quiet Comes, I’m going to have to go with Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu.
The winner will be chosen at noon on Friday and must confirm the tickets via email by 3pm that day.