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A24 Sets ‘Stop Making Sense’ Tribute Album With Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Paramore and More Artists Delivering Talking Heads Covers

Miley Cyrus, Lorde and Paramore are just a few of the artists who will appear on A24’s “Stop Making Sense” tribute album, titled “Everyone’s Getting Involved.” Paying homage to Talking Heads, the record will feature 16 covers from the band’s 1984 live album “Stop Making Sense.”

The rest of the lineup includes Girl in Red, The National, Teezo Touchdown, Kevin Abstract, BadBadNotGood, Toro y Moi, Blondshell, DJ Tunez, Jean Dawson, Chicano Batman, The Linda Lindas, El Mató and The Cavemen.

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The album was first revealed on Jan. 10 in a teaser clip posted on both Paramore and A24’s social channels. In the video, frontwoman Hayley Williams receives a box in the mail containing a replica of the jacket David Byrne wears on the album’s original artwork. At the end of the clip, AJ Gibboney and Paramore’s Zac Farro are credited as directors.

Referencing “Stop Making Sense,” Williams tells her bandmates, “I’ve got a tape I’d like to play you,” while the trailer previews Paramore’s cover of “Burning Down the House.”

A24 acquired the worldwide rights to the acclaimed concert film and re-released it in theaters around the world last year for its 40th anniversary. It became Imax’s highest-grossing live event, earning $640,839 and selling out 25 screens across 165 Imax locations in North America, according to the company.

The 1984 film was directed by filmmaker Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia”) and stars core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt. The live performance was shot over three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.

The trailer is the only post on Paramore’s Instagram account after the band wiped their socials and longtime website. The move alarmed fans of the group though Variety reported the clean-out was to commemorate the end of the band’s 20-year deal with Atlantic Records was up.

Watch the first trailer for the tribute album below.

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