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Danger Mouse to release new collaboration album

Producer has been working on project since 2003

Danger Mouse has revealed he is to release an album with London-born folk singer Helena Costas.

Working under the name Joker’s Daughter, the duo are set to release an album, ‘The Last Laugh’, on June 15.

The album also features the horns of Neutral Milk Hotel‘s Scott Spillane and string arrangements by frequent Danger Mouse collaborator Daniele Luppi.

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Danger Mouse, real name Brian Burton, said that he first discovered the singer in 2003, and has been working on tracks with her since then.

“When I was working on the Gorillaz [‘Demon Days’] album, I spent some time in London, and I met up with her on the weekends,” he told Dominorecordco.com.

He added: “Usually on Sundays [we’d meet up]. She brought some of her new ideas, and we recorded them in my apartment.”

Burton continued by explaining that the duo recorded and then scrapped an entire album’s worth of songs, because Costas‘ songwriting kept improving.

“We never really did release that first one,” he said. “There are a couple of songs, like ‘Jessie The Goat’, that survived. But she was really coming into her own style now, so we kept recording. Over the last couple of years, we put together this album.”

The tracklisting for ‘The Last Laugh’ will be:

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‘Worm’s Head’
‘Jessie the Goat’
‘Go Walking’
‘Lucid’
‘JD Folk Blues’
‘The Last Laugh’
‘Under the Influence of Jaffa Cakes’
‘Jelly Belly’
‘Cake and July’
‘Nothing is Ever What it Seems’
‘The Running Goblin’
‘Chasing Ticking Crocodile’
‘Yellow T Pot’

Danger Mouse recently completed work on an album/book project with Sparklehorse entitled ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’, which featured contributions from David Lynch, Super Furry AnimalsGruff Rhys and The StrokesJulian Casablancas.

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