David Byrne & Brian Eno Back At Work On "Electronic Gospel"
The Daily Swarm and Drowned In Sound are reporting some seriously exciting news. According to these reliable sources, David Byrne and Brian Eno are reuniting for a new album and apparently a tour.
From Drowned In Sound:
The dream art-rock team of David Byrne and Brian Eno will return with new, strange fruit soon, the former Talking Heads man told NME.com recently. Speaking at an event in New York, Byrne revealed that the duo had rekindled the relationship they formed in the late 70s/early 80s which resulted in three Talking Heads records and 1981's classic My Life In the Bush of Ghosts...
"I'm finishing up a record with Brian Eno, a musician that I worked with 30 years ago," Byrne said following an appearance with Paul Simon at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the 9th of April. "We did a record together of songs, and that'll come out."
The NY Daily News supports the claim, adding:
Byrne told us he's collaborating with their mutual friend Brian Eno "for the first time in 20 years. Brian had written a lot of music, but needed some words, which I know how to do. What's it sound like? Electronic gospel. That's all I'm saying."
Sources say the album will likely be released via Nonesuch, but probably not until 2009 before the end of the year.
In the meantime, David Byrne's booking agent at William Morris Agency, Mark Geiger, has been soliciting offers from a number of different promoters around the United States for Byrne/Eno live shows, promising the set list will consist of at least 40% Eno-era Talking Heads material. No word yet on if he’s had any takers. Most of the tour is already booked.