It took nearly ten months, but EMI has finally agreed to give the Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse-created, Julian Casablancas, Flaming Lips, James Mercer, and Iggy Pop-featuring Dark Night of the Soul a physical release.
In a statement to the BBC, the record label confirmed that the record will finally receive an official release later this year. EMI also noted that they are “working with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse again, and are delighted to be doing so.”
Last May, following news of the legal dispute and the lack of a physical release, Danger Mouse leaked Dark Night of the Soul onto the Internet. The super producer also released blank recordable CD-R, which featured a label reading, “For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.” Neither Danger Mouse nor EMI have disclosed the reasoning for the dispute.
In other Danger Mouse news, BBC also reports that Broken Bells, his new collaboration with The Shins’ James Mercer, will soon finalize a full tour and festival dates. So, good news all around.