David Byrne and Brian Eno: together again

David Byrne announced that he and Brian Eno are working on their second collaboration, a mere 27 years after "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts."

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David Byrne appeared with Paul Simon recently at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and according to a report in the NY Daily News, the former Talking Head announced that a new Byrne/Eno album is in the making. "Brian had written a lot of music," Byrne is quoted as saying, "but needed some words, which I know how to do. What's it sound like? Electronic gospel. That's all I'm saying."

Whatever the result may sound like--gospel, Gong, or gamelan--this is big news, as we're longtime fans of the pair's last collab, 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. That album, by the way, was reissued in 2006, and to mark the occasional two of its songs were offered online to remixers--a move that, nothing against Radiohead, predates their "Nude" project by a couple of years. Apparently a Byrne/Eno tour is also in the works.

According to NME, Byrne also has another interesting album on the way, this one a collaboration with Fatboy Slim.