Danger Mouse Patches Things Up With EMI

Last year, a dispute between the label and the producer hampered the commercial release of Dark Night of the Soul, the all-star collaborative album/book package that Danger Mouse made with Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous and film director David Lynch. Danger Mouse told the Tripwire that he couldn’t release the album for fear of EMI suing him. Instead, the album– which features appearances from people like the Flaming Lips, Julian Casablancas, and Iggy Pop– leaked online, and the accompanying book was sold with a blank CD-R.

The reasons for the legal dispute are still mysterious, but apparently they didn’t run that deep. BBC 6 Music is now reporting that the dispute is over and the album will be officially released this year.

Danger Mouse told 6 Music, “The problems of last year are last year, so hopefully it will be out soon in June or something like that.”

A spokesperson for EMI also issued a statement to 6 Music: “We can confirm that EMI are working with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse again, and are delighted to be doing so. Further information on releases will follow shortly.”

In other Danger Mouse news, he’s now partnered up with Shins frontman and Dark Night of the Soul guest James Mercer in the duo Broken Bells. Their debut album is due next week from Columbia.

via Pitchfork

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