Update: New song, New album progress, New live video, Side projects…

Manimal's "We Were So Turned On." Cover art by Nico Turner.

Here’s a blast of Pizza! news:

Last week, Manimal Vinyl released a new Pizza! song on iTunes and Amazon – it’s our cover of David Bowie’s “Modern Love,” and it’s featured on the digital version of Manimal’s We Were So Turned On compilation. Other included artists are Duran Duran, Warpaint, French First Lady Carla Bruni, and many more. The digital version is out now, while the physical version (that doesn’t include Pizza!) drops tomorrow.

We’re honored to be included on this tribute with such a diverse and impressive cast of characters, and we’re delighted that all of the proceeds from the project will go to War Child UK.

Please go to iTunes to purchase “Modern Love” for only $0.99 or the entire album for $19.99 (full tracklist after the jump). You can preview the track here:

The Bowie cover isn’t the only thing we’ve been doing, though! We are happy to report that we have chosen the mixer for our new album, and that we will have the finished version very soon. The album will feature a lot of contributions from several friends, including Nicole Kidman, Aaron Kyle from Le Switch, Drew and Morgan of Big Whup, and our lovely friends Caitlin, Chloe, and Moonit. We aren’t sure about the official release date yet, but pay attention and you might be able to hear some of it in the near future… In that vein, our buddy Shane has posted a video of us playing the song “the Melado,” from the new record, at Echo Curio on Wednesday.

And then there are the side projects… As you may know, we in Pizza! have our hands in a lot of different pots. Here are some updates of what these different projects are doing:

Fol Chen tour. Alex plays all sorts of instruments in Fol Chen, a group that is about to embark on two exciting tours. See them all over the U.S. with !!! and Apples in Stereo.

Walter Meego Midwest jaunt. Duncan and Tyler recently started working with Walter Meego. They’ll be in Chicago and Michigan later this month.

Evan Voytas residency. Duncan and Caitlin (who guests as a vocalist on several Pizza! tracks) are playing in the Evan Voytas band during Evan’s residency at the Echo next month. Look for Pizza! to join the band on one of the Mondays.

Big Whup 7″. Big Whup, featuring both Geoff and Rand, is releasing its second 7″ in late November on Static Aktion records.

Geoff solo release and visual art. Geoff is going into the studio later this month with members of Moses Campbell to record some new solo songs. He is also hard at work preparing for his first solo art show, which opens October 21 at Echo Curio. Pizza! is playing that opening event, along with our friends Michael Nhat and Slumber Beast.

We Were So Turned On – A Tribute to David Bowie tracklist:

Disc one

  1. “Space Oddity” (by Exitmusic)
  2. “Boys Keep Swinging” (by Duran Duran)
  3. “Sound and Vision” (by Megapuss and Devendra Banhart)
  4. “Ashes To Ashes” (by Warpaint (band))
  5. “Be My Wife” (by Corridor)
  6. “Always Crashing in the Same Car” (by Chairlift)
  7. “John, I’m Only Dancing” (by Vivian Girls)
  8. “Fame” (by All Leather)
  9. “I’m Afraid of Americans” (by We Are The World)
  10. “Suffragette City” (by A Place To Bury Strangers)
  11. “Repetition” (by Tearist)
  12. “Look Back In Anger” (by Halloween Swim Team)
  13. “Fashion” (by Afghan Raiders)
  14. “Them from Cat People” (by Polyamorous Affair)
  15. “Red Money” (by Swahili Blonde)
  16. “I’m Deranged” (by Jessica 6, ex-Hercules and Love Affair)
  17. “African Night Flight” (by Aska + Bobby Evans feat. Moon & Moon)
  18. “China Girl” (by Xu Xu Fang)

Disc two

  1. “”Heroes”” (by VOICEsVOICEs)
  2. “Absolute Beginners” (by Carla Bruni)
  3. “Blue Jean” (by Papercranes)
  4. “Life On Mars?” (by Keren Ann)
  5. “Changes” (by Lewis & Clarke)
  6. “It Ain’t Easy” (by Zaza)
  7. “Soul Love” (by Genuflex)
  8. “The Bewlay Brothers” (by Sister Crayon)
  9. “Art Decade” (by Marco Benevento)
  10. “Ashes to Ashes” (by Mick Karn)
  11. “As the World Falls Down” (by Lights (NYC))
  12. “The Supermen” (by Aquaserge)
  13. “Starman” (by Caroline Weeks)
  14. “Quicksand” (by Rainbow Arabia)
  15. “Sound and Vision” (by Mechanical Bride)
  16. “Memory of a Free Festival” (by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Digital Bonus Tracks

  1. “Modern Love” (by Pizza!)
  2. “The Man Who Sold The World” (by Amanda Jo Williams)
  3. “A Letter to Hermione” (by Viv Albertine)
  4. “Ziggy Stardust” (by Ariana Delawari)
  5. “Oh! You Pretty Things” (by Gangi)
  6. “Heathen” (by Universe)
  7. “The Secret Life of Arabia” (by St. Clair Board)
  8. “Within You” (by Laco$te)

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