Monday, May 18, 2009
So . . . a little late here, but Dark Night Of The Soul is this new project from DJ Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous. And David Lynch hopped aboard and added some photos. It was going to be a Big Thing. But then EMI and the lads had some sorta snit fest and now it'll never really come out as a record proper; they'll sell you the Lynch photo book and a blank CD-R, and you've got to complete the mission by, you know, putting it on there.
Anyway, NPR actually has the whole thing available to listen to (but not download yet). After a semi-listen, I'd say it's got some pretty good things going on. It's definitely got a Crazy Supper Club Lineup, says NPR:
In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists appearing on Dark Night of the Soul include James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch, and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils.
So, hit it.