A new barebones website was launched recently to announce the forthcoming Brian Eno/David Byrne record, their first together since the brilliant My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in 1981. The previously announced tour with the notoriously stage-shy Eno joining Byrne for a few select dates was apparently a misunderstanding. Byrne will tour the 'songs' of "Eno and Byrne", but Eno will not join him. Here's the brief announcement from the site:
"Brian Eno and I recently finished our first collaboration in about 30 years. For the most part, Brian did the music and I wrote some tunes, words and sang. It's familiar but completely new as well. We're pretty excited. In August the music will be available via this Web site, free for streaming and it will also be available for purchase as both a download and in physical formats. One of the songs will be available free of charge.
In September I will begin a tour, on which I will be playing music from the new album as well as music from our previous collaborations - 3 Talking Heads albums, Bush of Ghosts, etc. If you'd like to be updated as this story unfolds, please add your email address via the box below (we will not contact you for any reason other than to tell you about this David Byrne and Brian Eno project and the tour and we promise not to give or sell your contact to anyone else or even to the government).
The name of the new record is Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
More news soon
The self-released record is out in less than a month (the 18th) and the site is registering email addresses, with the promise of a free track, Strange Overtones, on August 4th.