A favorite artist/singer/thinker of mine, David Byrne, has just released a new album in collaboration with Brian Eno called Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. And it’s fantastic. You can buy it online (high quality DRM-free MP3 files) for only $9, which is a steal. This includes a “booklet” in PDF format with lyrics and liner notes. They also give you an option of downloading lossless FLAC files for you audiophiles out there. And if you want to preview the songs first, you can play the entire album for free on the website in high quality. Now, this is the way to sell music! iTunes? What’s that?
Eno ended up doing most of the music and Byrne wrote and sang all the lyrics. The music has an interesting electronic-folk vibe, which Byrne describes in the liner notes:
My favorite tracks are “Strange Overtones” and “Life is Long” (which reminds me vaguely of something by Lambchop, another favorite of mine), both of which you can hear on the album website. But as a whole the album works, and I love it. If it piques your interest, give it a listen!