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Dark Night of the Soul to get official release through EMI

By ; March 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM 

Danger Mouse (nee Brian Burton) teamed up last year with Sparklehorse (Mark Linkous) and film director David Lynch to collaborate on an interesting project which brought together tons of big names, such as Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, The Flaming Lips, and James Mercer of The Shins (and now Broken Bells, Mercer’s new band with Burton). That giant collaborative effort came to be known as Dark Night of the Soul.

Although the details were pretty ambiguous at the time, EMI couldn’t release the album, but accompanying books were sold. Each book came with a blank CD-R, indirectly instructing the buyer to download the album from file sharing sites.

If there was a dispute between Burton and EMI, it has since cleared up, because EMI has agreed to officially release Dark Night of the Soul this year, “hopefully […] in June or something like that,” according to Burton.

The uberpowerful major label recently released this official statement: “We can confirm that EMI are working with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse again, and are delighted to be doing so.” —EMI

I suppose this is good news, especially for people who still love physical formats. Look out for Dark Night of the Soul this summer on EMI.

(BBC 6Music News)

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