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Uplifting Music On Vinyl LP!
American Utopia fits hand-in-hand with Byrne's vision for his series "Reasons To
Be Cheerful," named for the song by the late Ian Dury. Over the last year, Byrne
has been collecting stories, news, ideas, and other items that all either embody
or identify examples of things that inspire optimism, such as a tech
breakthrough, a musical act, a new idea in urban planning or
transportation-something seen, heard, or tasted. Just as the album questions the
current state of society while offering solace through song, the content of the
series recognizes the darkness and complexity of today while showcasing
alternatives to the despair that threatens us.
While David Byrne has collaborated on joint releases with Eno, Norman Cook (aka
Fatboy Slim), and most recently St. Vincent over the past decade, American
Utopia is Byrne's first solo album since, 2004's Grown Backwards, also on
Nonesuch. American Utopia morphed during the writing and recording process,
beginning with longtime collaborator Eno, and eventually growing to include
collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Sampha,
Savages) alongside a diverse cast of creative contributors including Daniel
Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent
producer, aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others. The album was recorded in New
York City at David's home studio, Reservoir Studios, Oscilloscope, XL Studios,
and Crowdspacer Studio and in London at Livingston Studio 1.
• Vinyl LP
1. I Dance Like This
2. Gasoline and Dirty Sheets
3. Every Day Is A Miracle
4. Dog's Mind
5. This Is That Side B:
1. It's Not Dark Up Here
3. Doing The Right Thing
4. Everybody's Coming To My House