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David Byrne Announces New Album, Shares “Everybody’s Coming to My House”

American Utopia Due Out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch

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David Byrne has announced a new album, American Utopia, and shared a new song, “Everybody’s Coming to My House.” American Utopia is due out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. “Everybody’s Coming to My House” was co-written by Brian Eno and features contributions from Sampha, along with TTY, Happa Isaiah Barr (Onyx Collective), and others. Listen to it below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as Byrne’s upcoming tour dates (with more to be announced).

American Utopia is Byrne’s first solo album since, 2004’s Grown Backwards. It features collaborations with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Sampha, Savages), Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent producer, aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others. American Utopia was recorded in New York City at David’s home studio, as well as at Reservoir Studios, Oscilloscope, XL Studios, and Crowdspacer Studio, with additional recording at Livingston Studio 1 in London.

Byrne issued this statement about the album in a press release: “Is this meant ironically? Is it a joke? Do I mean this seriously? In what way? Am I referring to the past or the future? Is it personal or political?

“These songs don’t describe an imaginary or possibly impossible place but rather attempt to depict the world we live in now. Many of us, I suspect, are not satisfied with that world-the world we have made for ourselves. We look around and we ask ourselves-well, does it have to be like this? Is there another way? These songs are about that looking and that asking.

“This album is indirectly about those aspirational impulses. Sometimes to describe is to reveal, to see other possibilities. To ask a question is to begin the process of looking for an answer. To be descriptive is also to be prescriptive, in a way. The act of asking is a big step. The songs are sincere-the title is not ironic. The title refers not to a specific utopia, but rather to our longing, frustration, aspirations, fears, and hopes regarding what could be possible, what else is possible. The description, the discontent and the desire-I have a feeling that is what these songs touch on.

“I have no prescriptions or surefire answers, but I sense that I am not the only one looking and asking, wondering and still holding onto some tiny bit of hope, unwilling to succumb entirely to despair or cynicism.

“It’s not easy, but music helps. Music is a kind of model-it often tells us or points us toward how we can be.”

American Utopia Tracklist:
1. I Dance Like This
2. Gasoline and Dirty Sheets
3. Every Day Is a Miracle
4. Dog’s Mind
5. This Is That
6. It’s Not Dark Up Here
7. Bullet
8. Doing the Right Thing
9. Everybody’s Coming to My House
10. Here

David Byrne Tour Dates:

3/3/2018 -Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre SOLD OUT
3/4/2018 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT
3/6/2018 - Buffalo, NY - Center For The Arts SOLD OUT
3/7/2018 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre SOLD OUT
3/9/2018 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater SOLD OUT
3/10/2018 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center SOLD OUT
3/16/2018 - Santiago, CHI - Lollapalooza (Chile)
3/18/2018 - Buenos Aires, ARG - Lollapalooza (Argentina)
3/24/2018 - Sao Paulo, BRA - Lollapalooza (Brazil)
4/7/2018 - Guadalajara, MEX - Sonico Festival
4/14/2018 - Indio, CA - Coachella
4/21/2018 - Indio, CA - Coachella
5/4 - 5/6/2018 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees
6/22-23/2018 - Prague, Czech Republic - Metronome Festival
6/25/2018 - Zagreb, Croatia - INmusic Festival
6/30 - 7/1/2018 - Ewijk, Netherlands - Down The Rabbit Hole
6/30 - 7/7/2018 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
7/5/2018 - Gdynia, Poland - Open’er Festival
7/11/2018 - Oeiras, Portugal - Cool Jazz Festival
7/13/2018 - Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live Festival
7/13-14/2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Cruilla Barcelona
7/19/2018 - Ravenna, Italy - Ravenna Festival
7/20/2018 - Perugia, Italy - Umbria Jazz Festival
7/21/2018 - Trieste, Italy - Piazza UNita
7/27/2018 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival


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