Free Music From David Byrne & Brian Eno

David Byrne & Brian Eno have released a free track, Strange Overtones, from their upcoming release, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today:

Today, a free track is available from the upcoming record that I did with Brian Eno.  I’m hoping that folks will be pleasantly surprised at the direction we’ve taken and the final result. Since it’s only one song, it may give a skewed taste of the record, but many told me it’s their favorite track — I guess we’ll see.

I’m also wondering whether the web-curious will allow news of the album to spread more or less by itself. In the past, I might have undertaken all kinds of expensive marketing plans to prepare for a record release: there would be a teaser, live shows, posters, magazine ads, interviews, and advance CDs sent to writers and reviewers. We’ve done a few interviews, but that’s about it. It will be interesting to see if audiences find out about this song — and the record — without all those marketing techniques, and solely through Internet word-of-mouth.

FYI: To get the free track, you’ll need to supply your email and zip code.

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