David Byrne and Will Oldham Team Up as the Pieces of Shit for 'This Must Be The Place' Soundtrack

David Byrne and Will Oldham Team Up as the Pieces of Shit for 'This Must Be The Place' Soundtrack
It's been over a year since we first learned that David Byrne and indie folk icon Will Oldham were teaming up to produce new tunes for the upcoming film This Must Be the Place, starring Sean Penn as an aging goth rock star. The flick has been making the rounds on the global film circuit since last summer, but a double-LP pressing of the soundtrack will finally arrive this spring.

As FACT reports, the collection drops April 23 in the UK through the Vinyl Factory and features five new tunes from Byrne and Oldham, who have since dubbed themselves the Pieces of Shit. Considering director Paolo Sorrentino nabbed the film's title from an old Talking Heads song, it's fitting that the soundtrack also includes a couple takes of the tune, including a live version from Byrne. Also featured on the collection are tracks from Iggy Pop, Jonsi & Alex, and more.

On top of his tuneful contributions, Byrne also appears in the film, whose trailer you can see down below.

"I'm playing one of my own songs," Byrne had previously said. "Sorrentino came to me and wanted me to be in it. I originally said I had no ambitions in that area. I did it years ago, just the tiniest little bit, and I realized there are people who are really good at this who love it." 

This Must Be the Place:

Side A:


1. Gavin Friday "Lord I'm Coming"

2. The Pieces of Shit "Lay & Love"

3. The Pieces of Shit "Open Up"

4. Mantonvanni & His Orchestra "Charmaine"

Side B:


1. Daniel Hope, Simon Mulligan "Arvo Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel"

2. Trevor Green "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"

3. David Byrne "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Live"

Side C:


1. Julia Kent "Gardemoen"

2. Jonsi & Alex "Happiness"

3. The Pieces of Shit "Eliza"

4. Iggy Pop "The Passenger"

5. The Pieces of Shit "You Can Live It"

Side D:


1. Brooklyn Rider "Achille's Heel — Il Second Bounce"

2. The Pieces of Shit "If It Falls, It Falls"

3. Gloria "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"

4. Nuno Bruno E Le 8 Tracce "Every Single Moment in My Life Is a Weary Wait"

5. The Pieces of Shit "The Sword Is Yours"