Reuniting for their first album since 1981's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts," David Byrne and Brian Eno this week are self-releasing "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" in digital form via eve

Reuniting for their first album since 1981's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts," David Byrne and Brian Eno this week are self-releasing "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" in digital form via everythingthathappens.com.

The album was previewed with a free download, the uptempo, electronics-shaded "Strange Overtones," which finds Byrne waxing poetic about the art of songwriting: "your song still needs a chorus / I know you'll figure it out / the rising of the verses / a change of key will let you out."

Among the contributors are drummer Seb Rochford and multi-instrumentalist Leo Abrahams, a longtime Eno collaborator. Says Abrahams, "[David's] such an eccentric singer and the gaps between verses are often filled with joyful little 'whoop's and interjections, and sometimes the unmistakable honks of a New York taxi, which magically always seem to end just in time for when the singing starts."

Byrne is planning a six-month tour celebrating his work with the Talking Heads and in collaboration with Eno, beginning Sept. 16 in Bethlehem, Pa.