28
Aug
08

Byrne/Eno streaming beauty

Some thirty years after their initial collaboration My LIfe In The Bush Of Ghosts and a clutch of Talking Heads records Brian Eno produced as a de facto member of the band Byrne and Eno are back with a new record called Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. While longtime Eno fans hoping for ambient quirk pop might be disappointed this music, culled from tracks Eno’s been collecting over the last few years augmented by words and melodies provided by Byrne, is full of hope and warmth. In fact, to these ears it sounds closer to the Talking Heads than anything Byrne’s done since they disbanded in ’91. Add guest spots from the likes of fromer Soft Machiner Robert Wyatt (frame drum solo on “Strange Overtines”), ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones (guitar on no less than four tracks) and Eno’s old Roxy Music cohort Phil Manzanera (“I Feel My Stuff”) and you’ve got a gorgeous new record its creators are calling “electronic gospel”.

The album is available in myraid formats (including a $70 deluxe version) exclusively from their website. You can get a full listing of who does what here.  Why not give it a listen right now:

David Byrne is planning an ambitious tour that will feature material from the three Eno produced Talking Heads records as well as material from the new record. Sadly Eno does not plan on joining him.

Tour dates:

9/16     Bethlehem, PA – Zoellner Arts Center – Baker Hall

9/17     Baltimore, MD – Lyric

9/18     Newport News, VA – Ferguson Center for the Arts

9/20     Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater

9/21     Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

9/22     Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

9/23     Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre

9/26     Austin, TX – Austin City Limits (Zilker Park)

9/28     Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium

9/30     Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum

10/2     San Diego, CA – Humphreys

10/3     Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

10/4     Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater

10/6     San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall

10/8     Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center For the Arts

10/9     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   Louisville, 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, ONT – Massey Hall

10/30   Montreal, QUE – Metropolis

10/31   Boston, MA – Wang Center

11/1     Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata

11/3     Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre

11/5     Albany, NY – Empire State Plaza

11/7     Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall

11/8     Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre


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