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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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Frank Black – Robert Onion

MP3: Frank Black – “Robert Onion” from the “best of” comp, 93-03, on Cooking Vinyl. Bonus: Frank Black – “Ten Percenter” (live) from Disc 2.

Buy at iTunes Music Store.

Press release after the jump…

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Frank Black interview: New Pixies Album

MTV interviews Black Francis: “We haven’t really been able to think about [the new album] up until now, because we’ve been too busy collecting money from all these festivals we do. It takes a lot of counting to get through all that cash.”

Salon Pixies Interview with Charles Thompson/Frank Black

Salon talks to Black Francis: “I want to be Lou Reed and I want the writer to be Lester Bangs. Know what I mean? I want him to be so into it that he’s arguing with me about the validity of a song I wrote. I don’t care if it’s insulting.”