Danger Mouse / Sparklehorse / David Lynch

Seems Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse put together an album which was gonna accompany David Lynch photographs called Dark Night of the Soul.

For the project they enlisted different singers to contribute vocals for each of the tracks.

Not just any singers mind you but, some of the biggest names in the indie music world like Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Frank Black (Pixies), Iggy Pop, Flaming Lips, James Mercer (The Shins), Julian Casablancas (Strokes), Suzanne Vega & even David Lynch himself sang on a couple tracks. Pretty amazing huh! I know I was impressed.

Seems like the album might not even see the light of day as David Lynch is having some problems with the record label EMI. Oh man! I hope they figure something out.

In the meantime NPR has it up on their website, so you can preview the whole album or individual tracks. Heard the whole thing last night and it's great!

Click on the NPR link above for more information and to sample the album. Thanks to Victor Castro for posting this on Twitter last night! Made my night!

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3 comments:

Victor Castro said...

Can you say publicity stunt! Maybe they are trying to pull a "Grey Album" stunt or avoid the U.N.K.L.E. disaster. I'm sure it's either or, but that what comes to mind. Also, been hearing mad postives on the new James Lytle album. I heard the 1st single on WVUM last week and and classic Grandaddy! NPR did a write up on him too!

Ray Milian said...

gonna have to check that out. thanks again!

Victor Castro said...

i meant JASON not James! Gawd you gotta love typos! (it was sent via bberry)