Danger Mouse Album Woe
The much-anticipated Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse/David Lynch collaboration has been shelved by EMI due to an 'unspecified legal reason'.
That said, you can still get a copy of the completed album, 'Dark Night of the Soul', pretty much everywhere.
While the exact reason for EMI refusing to release the album are shrouded in mystery, producer Danger Mouse is not impressed and has issued a statement (where he refers to himself in the third person): “Danger Mouse remains hugely proud of 'Dark Night Of The Soul' and hopes that people lucky enough to hear the music, by whatever means, are as excited by it as he is".
Getting hold of it shouldn't be too much of a problem; the album has already been leaked online and is being streamed legally by the NPR website as part of its Exclusive First Listen series. In other words, it's doing pretty well for an album that's supposed to be locked in a vault at EMI HQ.
The fact that it features contributions from The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop, Black Francis, The Shins’ James Mercer, Super Furry Animals’ lead singer, Gruff Rhys and various others means there's certainly a lot of demand.
Meanwhile, David Lynch was supposed to provide a book of still photos alongside the album. It will now be released separately.