Danger Mouse ropes in The Strokes, The Shins, Pixies, David Lynch on new album

Collaboration with Sparklehorse also features Iggy Pop and Gruff Rhys

The week in news starts right here. Click through this gallery to see what's been going on in the world of indie over the last seven days. Danger Mouse is producing Beck's new album. The highly sought-after producer, who is also one-half of Gnarls Barkley, is helping out on the follow-up to Beck's 2006 album 'The Information', according to HARP magazine and confirmed by Danger Mouse's publicist.
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse have given a cryptic message to fans about a new collaborative album featuring a host of high-profile musical guests.

Although neither Danger Mouse or Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous have spoken publically of a the joint project together, a poster announcing new album 'Dark Night Of The Soul' was given to bloggers yesterday (March 31).

The poster, available to view on Onethirtybpm.com, states that the album will feature the following guests:

Black Francis (Pixies)
Julian Casablancas (The Strokes)
Vic Chesnutt
The Flaming Lips
Jason Lytle (formerly of Grandaddy)
James Mercer (The Shins)
Nina Persson (The Cardigans)
Iggy Pop
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)
Suzanne Vega

No other information is offered on the poster, other than the album is set to come out in summer 2009.

A newly-launched website at Dnots.com simply says " Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, coming soon".

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