i think i just died and went to heaven:

More than two years after they started work on the project, St. Vincent and David Byrne have announced the details of their collaborative albumLove This Giant drops Sept. 11 on 4AD, and four days later, the duo heads out on atour that runs through Oct. 20, Exclaim reports.

Byrne and St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, teamed up to write 10 of the 12 songs — full tracklist below — and each chipped in one individual composition. In a press release, the pair promises an “infectious and hook-laden affair,” adding that the songs feature “idiosyncratic horn arrangements.” That’s a fair description of the tune “Who,” which can be downloaded free via the duo’s website.

"A lot of people, hearing a description of this project, assumed that it might be an artsy indulgence, but somehow it didn’t turn out that way,” Byrne says on the website. “It’s a pop record — well, in my book anyway. I started to sense that we were ending up with a sound and approach I’d never heard before. There were elements that were reminiscent of things I’d heard, but a lot of it was completely new. Very exciting!”

As for the tour, Byrne says he and Annie will do “these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know.”

The Love This Giant tracklist:

1. “Who”
2. “Weekend in the Dust”
3. “Dinner For Two”
4. “Ice Age”
5. “I Am An Ape”
6. “The Forest Awakes”
7. “I Should Watch TV”
8. “Lazarus”
9. “Optimist”
10. “Lightning”
11. “The One Who Broke Your Heart” (ft. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. “Outside of Space & Time”

Tour dates:

9/15 Minneapolis, Minn. — State Theater
9/16 Milwaukee, Wisc. — Riverside Theater
9/18 Chicago, Ill. — Chicago Theatre
9/20 Toronto, ON — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/21 Montreal, QC — Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal)
9/23 Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
9/25 New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theater
9/26 New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theater
9/27 Philadelphia, Pa. — Tower Theater
9/29 Brooklyn, N.Y. — Williamsburg Park
9/30 N. Bethesda Md. — The Music Center at Strathmore
10/2 Nashville, Tenn. — Ryman Auditorium
10/3 Atlanta, Ga. — Cobb Energy Center
10/5 Austin, Texas — Bass Concert Hall
10/6 Houston, Texas — Hobby Center
10/7 Dallas, Texas — McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)
10/10 San Diego, Calif. — Humphrey’s
10/11 Santa Barbara, Calif. — Arlington Theatre
10/12 Costa Mesa, Calif. — Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 Los Angeles, Calif. — Greek Theater
10/15 San Francisco, Calif. — Orpheum Theatre
10/17 Seattle, Wash. — Moore Theatre
10/18 Portland, Ore. — Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 Vancouver, BC — Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts

06/14/12