Freeload: The FADER Issue 61 Podcast

May 05, 2009


Every release of an Icon issue is a special occasion, but this year is a little extra special because we've dedicated it to someone who's still around: man about town and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. We switched up the format and spoke to Byrne himself, as well as profiling five artists we think are carrying on his legacy, namely Grizzly Bear, Michael Bell-Smith, Theophilus London, Micachu & The Shapes and the Dutty Artz crew. There are also life maps, old photos, essays and weirdness. And as always, we've got a bunch of great bands in our Gen F section and a million other interesting things throughout, including a globetrotting fashion photo story of cyclists around the world (That one's for you, Byrne!). We've put together a mix of music from the issue, presented by Bacardi B-Live, that includes jams from Byrne, Salem, Joker, Pterodactyl, Grizzly Bear, Erup, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Theophilus London, Nipsey Hussle and more. Download it below and pick up a copy of the issue now at the newsstand of your choosing. When the paper wears out, come back to FADER.com for a free download of our issue PDF in two weeks.




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La Yegros, "Trocitos de Madera"

Salem, "ohK"

Dirty Projectors and David Byrne, "Knotty Pine"

Theophilus London, "Ooos and Ahhs"

Joker, "Do It"

Jahdan Blakkamoore, "The General"

Pterodactyl, "December"

Erup, "Mek Noise"

Nipsey Hussle f. Slauson Boyz & K Young, "Roll the Windows Up"

Grizzly Bear, "Cheerleader"

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Freeload: The FADER Issue 61 Podcast