Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Daylight of Danger Mouse.

Danger Mouse, aka Brian Burton, has been EVERYWHERE these past few weeks. First of all, he has a new musical duo with Shins frontman James Mercer, Broken Bells, whose first album came out today. It's awesome, check it out. I heard a sneak preview when I listened to their interview on NPR a few days ago.

He ALSO has a CD coming out, "Dark Night of the Soul", which was a collaboration between him and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who I hate to say, because sad smut is not our game here, committed suicide a few days ago.
This record was tied up because a dispute between Burton (aka Danger Mouse, the producer) feared EMI, the label, would sue him if it was commercially released. Classic clash of money and talent.

With appearances from Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips and Julian Casablancas made the stalling of this record a real tragedy, however it was "leaked" online. It seems, however, that bygones are indeed bygones, and both parties hope to release the album officially this year, as stated to BBC 6 Music.

"The problems of last year are last year, so hopefully it will be out soon in June or something like that," said Burton, or Danger Mouse.

"We can confirm that EMI are working with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse again, and are delighted to be doing so. Further information on releases will follow shortly," said a spokesperson for EMI.

So excited.

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