Monday, May 18, 2009
Dark Night for Danger Mouse
According to Gizmodo, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse seem to be having some sort of legal troubles with his studio as far as the release of his forth-coming record Dark Night of the Soul. So, as it is, instead of releasing a record, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse are going to release a 100+ page photobook, with photographs inspired by the music taken by noneother than David Lynch. This is pretty strange, but it gets a little stranger.
With the book, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse will release a "blank CD-R" so that you can go torrent the songs and burn them to the disc yourself. The CD-R will be labelled "For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will." Not that he's never done so before, but encouraging bootlegging is my favorite form of promotion.
Oh. And as for contributers, how do Jason Lytle, Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega, The Flaming Lips suit you? Holy geez you know you want to hear this record. Well, lucky you, the NPR actually has it streaming right now. Go HERE as fast as you can to check it out. I especially recommend Jaykub which features the stylings of former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle.