New David Byrne & Brian Eno – “Strange Overtones”

We’ve given you the background on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno’s first full-on studio collaboration since My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts. (They couldn’t called the new one My Life In The Ghosts Of Bush, by the way). Now there’s a full Everything song at everythingthathappens.com. As you listen to the warm, spacey, funk-tinged track note the some wry lines (“this groove is out of fashion / these beats are 20 years old,” etc.) in the midst of the storyline. They’ll ask for your email address and postal code before you imbibe, but that seems like a small price to pay.

Also, we (and David Byrne) spoke about the upcoming Byrne-piloted tour in support of the album. Byrne mentions it again today in his journal, this time with his marketing plan:

I’m also wondering whether the web-curious will allow news of the album to spread more or less by itself. In the past, I might have undertaken all kinds of expensive marketing plans to prepare for a record release: there would be a teaser, live shows, posters, magazine ads, interviews, and advance CDs sent to writers and reviewers. We’ve done a few interviews, but that’s about it. It will be interesting to see if audiences find out about this song — and the record — without all those marketing techniques, and solely through Internet word-of-mouth.

We’re doing our part, David. You can read the rest of the journal entry here. And, the dates:

09/16 – Bethlehem, PA @ Zoellner Arts Center (Baker Hall)
09/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric
09/18 – Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
09/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
09/21 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09/22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/23 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – Austin, TX @ Paramount
09/26 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits (Zilker Park)
09/28 – Alburquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
09/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum
10/02 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/04 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
10/08 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center For the Arts
10/09 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
10/11 – Park City, UT @ Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
10/12 – Denver, CO @ Buell Theater
10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
10/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst
10/17 – Omaha, NE @ Kiewit Concert Hall
10/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
10/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre (Reserved)
10/21 – Lousiville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
10/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Allen Theatre
10/24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre
10/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Memorial Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Opera House
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/31 – Boston, MA @ Wang Center
11/01 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
11/03 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/05 – Albany, NY @ Empire State Plaza
11/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today will be self-released as a stream/digital download on 8/18 via everythingthathappens.com. As mentioned, there’ll eventually be an enhanced CD and a deluxe packaged CD with artwork by Stefan Sagmeister.

[Welcome image from davidbyrne.com]