On March 9, 2018.

On March 9, 2018, “Todo Mundo” and “Nonesuch” labels released “American Utopia”, the tenth David Byrne studio album. It was recorded in 2017 at “DB Spare Bedroom”, “Reservoir Studios”, “Oscilloscope”, “XL Studios” and “Crowdspacer Studio” in New York City, “Livingston Studio” in London, and was produced by David Byrne, Pat Dillett, Brian Eno and Rodaidh McDonald.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne – vocals; guitar, keyboards, pads
  • Brian Eno – drum programming, vocoder, background vocals, keyboards, voice effects, whistling, celeste, brass; drums; percussion, robot rhythm guitar
  • Alex Epton – drum programming; choir programming, synthesizer stabs, bass guitar, cymbals; shaker
  • Daniel Lopatin – keyboards, drums, synthesizers, bass, processing, textures, strings
  • Jaakko Savolainen – guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer; keyboards
  • Ben Anderson – cymbal
  • Isaiah Barr – saxophone
  • Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) – Mellotron; piano
  • Jamie Edwards – sitar samples
  • Ethan P. Flynn – middle 8 section synthesizer
  • Happa – drum programming, electronics, drums, synthesizer
  • Jam City – synth stabs, guitar, drums
  • Nathan Jenkins – voices, harmonica
  • Rodaidh McDonald – additional keyboards, drum programming, verse percussion, bells, strings, arrangements
  • MMPH – orchestral arrangement, sounds
  • Magnus Bang Olsen – piano
  • Sampha – piano
  • Joe Williams – harp
  • Jack Peñate – keyboards, textures; drums, bass, shaker, backing vocals
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – flexatone
  • Ben Reed – live bass
  • Brian Wolfe – drums
  • Airhead – drums
  • Koreless – drums
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Joey Waronker – tom, snare
  • Matt Cohn – recording engineering
  • Alex Epton – recording engineering
  • Gabriel Schuman – additional engineering
  • Tuck Nelson – mixing
  • Marta Salogni – mixing
  • Jack Sugden – mixing
  • David Wrench – mixing, additional programming
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Purvis Young – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. I Dance Like This
  2. Gasoline and Dirty Sheets
  3. Every Day Is a Miracle
  4. Dog’s Mind
  5. This Is That – David Byrne, Daniel Lopatin
  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, Daniel Lopatin

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