byrnebrasstacticsEPJust ahead of their upcoming tour together, and St. () have released a new EP Brass Tactics for free on . Brass Tactics is a compliment to the duo’s 2012 album, and includes unreleased material “Cissus”, a version of ’ “Road to Nowhere” and St. ’s “Marrow” and two remixes. Download your free copy (by entering your email address), read ’s letter to , and check out the upcoming after the jump.

Brass Tactics EP Tracklist:
01. Cissus
02. I Should Watch TV (M. Stine Remix)
03. Lightning (Kent Rockafeller Remix)
04. Marrow ()
05. Road to Nowhere (Live)

Letter from David Byrne:

I did a record () last year and then we did a tour of North America and Australia that was like nothing I’ve ever done before—drums, keys and Annie and I supported by 8 choreographed brass players. We did the new material, but also a lot of recognizable songs, arranged for that group. The sound is incredible, and it’s a bit of a visual spectacle as well. We were pretty excited at how it turned out. The critical and audience response was great too! a group that size a fairly complex show is a big financial gulp, so it has taken us a while to collect enough offers in North America and Europa, but they are in and we kick off in a few weeks.

One of our business folks had the idea that we might offer a taste of what we’re up to—to those who might have missed the tour or the record or maybe thought it was some weird collaborative project. So we put together a downloadable EP to give folks that taste. The EP has one song that didn’t make it on the record (a waltz featuring some lovely glass harmonica), a couple of energized remixes of some of the album tunes and two live tracks of the sort of more familiar material we do in the set.

Did I say it’s free? We’re very excited at how this whole project came out so we want more folks to discover it. The link to the download is HERE.

Hope to see you soon—the dates are listed below. The link to the original album is HERE.

David Byrne

Upcoming Tour Dates:

6/12 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
6/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/15 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
6/16 – , TN @
6/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Belk Theater
6/20 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre
6/21 – , ME @
6/22 – Shelburne, VT @ at Shelburne Museum
6/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Confederation Park, Ottawa Jazz
6/25 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
6/27 – New Bedford, MA @ The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
6/28 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
6/29 – Port Chester, NY @
6/30 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
7/2 – Louisville, KY @ The Kentucky Center – Hall
7/5 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival
7/6 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
7/7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
7/8 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
7/10 – , OH @ Taft Theatre
7/12 – City, MO @ Crossroads KC
7/13 – Littleton, CO @ Botanic Gardens – Chatfield
7/14 – , CO @ Town Park
7/15 – , UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
7/17 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/18 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
7/20 – Saratoga, CA @ The
7/21 – , CA @ The
8/18 – Reykjavik, @ Haskolabio
8/20 – Oslo, Norway @ Folketeatret
8/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Filadelfiakyrkan
8/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
8/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar
8/25 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
8/27 – , @ Roundhouse
8/28 – Birmingham, @ Symphony Hall
8/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
8/30 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Fest
9/3 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu Lisboa
9/4 – Portugal, Portugal @ Coliseu Do Porto
9/6 – Madrid, Spain @ Teatrp Circo Price
9/7 – Barcelona, Spain @ Auditorium of Catalonia
9/9 – Brescia, Italy @ Vittoriale Theatre
9/11 – Rome, Italy @ Auditorium Parco Della Musica
9/12 – Florence, Italy @ Teatro Verdi


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