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New Danger Mouse video: Chase Me ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi

Video: Danger Mouse – “Chase Me” (ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi)

From the Baby Driver soundtrack, out now on 30th Century/Columbia.

Danger Mouse samples the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s 1994 classic “Bellbottoms.” Annoying that there’s not a higher resolution video on YouTube, but that’s 90s music for you. It exists in the ephemeral pre-digital ether where people taped “120 Minutes” on VCRs; it all eventually gets upped to the internet but it looks and sounds like crap. Oh well. Orange is still a great album and I’m happy I bought it on vinyl back in the day (and that it survived my great vinyl purge of 2005.

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New Broken Bells video ft. Christina Hendricks: The Ghost Inside

Video: Broken Bells – “The Ghost Inside”

Sony gives James Mercer and Danger Mouse a big ass budget for their new high-concept video starring the buxom redhead from Mad Men. Hope those dudes got a huge advance because this album’s never going to recoup. As of a couple weeks ago, Broken Bells had sold less than 164,000 copies. How much of an impact will a fancy sci-fi video have on sales?

Broken Bells: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

New Shins-Danger Mouse video: Broken Bells

Video: Broken Bells – “The High Road”

James Mercer dumps his band to hang with Danger Mouse, and they end up making music that sounds exactly like what you’d expect. It sounds good, and Shins fans will certainly not be shocked or disappointed. Despite their claims to the contrary it sounds like a Shins album produced by Danger Mouse.

Anybody else notice that the chorus of this song has the same melody as the coda of a Liz Phair song whose title I’m spacing out on right now? Just me?

From the Broken Bells album, due March 9 on Sony, which seems a little strange since Danger Mouse’s “ongoing dispute with EMI” prevented the release of his collaboration with Sparklehorse‘s Mark Linkous, Dark Night of the Soul, to which Mercer contributed vocals. I guess they resolved their contractual issues.

Broken Bells: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Danger Mouse-Sparklehorse-David Lynch Album Scrapped

Video: Dark Night Of The Soul

Despite the fact that you can stream the album in its entirety right now at NPR, it looks like Dark Night of the Soul, the collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, and David Lynch with vocals by James Mercer, Wayne Coyne, Gruff Rhys, Jason Lytle, Julian Casablancas, Frank Black, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson, Suzanne Vega, and Vic Chesnutt, is being scrapped due to a legal dispute with EMI.

Perhaps out of spite or maybe just acknowledging the fact that people who want to hear this music already know how to download it, Danger Mouse is releasing a blank CDR along with the 100-page book of David Lynch’s photos for $50.

This whole thing just seems preposterous. EMI couldn’t work out an arrangement to get this officially released? Or did Danger Mouse just forget to read the fine print on a contract? Either way, it’s a shame. The stream sounds really good: more Sparklehorse than Gnarls Barklay, if you know what I mean.

Dark Night of the Soul: web, wiki, rapidshare.

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Beck Streaming New Song Recorded With Danger Mouse

So, rumor has it Beck will be rushing out his new album, recorded with Danger Mouse over the last few months, for a June release. He’s streaming one track, “Chemtrails,” from the new album and it sounds a LOT like the 1971 (release date edited for truthiness–ed.) single “The Four Horsemen” by Aphrodite’s Child that dominated mix CDs I made a couple summers ago. Big drum fills, weird reverb, freaky organs…oh yeah, Beck has lost his shit and I like it.

Stream the new song on Beck’s website.

Video: Aphrodite’s child – “The Four Horseman”

The Grey Album: The Return of Sampling, The End of New Music, and The Fall of Western Civilization

The Grey AlbumIt’s the most significant rap album since Paul’s Boutique, arguably the only one since the Beastie’s groundbreaking acid trip that can really lay claim to a significant political stance in the upcoming epic battle over corporate copyright laws. While the Beasties may not have set out to craft the ultimate “fuck you” to Disney and the late Sonny Bono, revisionist history says they came damn close. DJ Danger Mouse, however, just put his foot so far up the RIAA’s asshole, Nutty McShithead will be tasting his boot-soles for years.

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