Dark Night of the Soul is an album, and that the songs were written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, though the myriad singers featured on each track also had a big hand in composing and producing the work. The album will be packaged with a book of photos taken by David Lynch.
Dark Night of the Soul won’t be released until July — and, at least for now, no legal downloadable version of the album will be offered. Once the album and book are finally released, only 5,000 copies will be available. But you can hear the entire collection HERE on NPR Music as an Exclusive First Listen. You can preorder the collection HERE.
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. (Thanks for the tip Don)