'Dark Night Of The Soul' to be released by EMI
‘Dark Night Of The Soul’, which features Iggy Pop, The Strokes‘ Julian Casablancas and Super Furry Animals‘ Gruff Rhys, was made available online last year through peer-to-peer sites and not released legitimately because of an “ongoing dispute” between Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) and the label. Now Burton has said the dispute is resolved, and the album will receive an official release.
“The problems of last year are last year, so hopefully it will be out soon in June or something like that,” he told BBC News.
An EMI spokesperson said, “We can confirm that EMI are working with Brian Burton again, and are delighted to be doing so. Further information on releases will follow shortly.”
‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ was released last year as a picture book featuring photos by Lynch and a blank CD with a sticker saying, “use it as you will” on it.
Burton’s latest musical project is Broken Bells – a band he has formed with The Shins’ James Mercer. Watch a video interview with the pair on the right.