NPR Music is streaming the long awaited release of Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Dark Night Of The Soul. You can hear the long-delayed album in its entirety above.
Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) first came up with the idea for Dark Night of the Soul while working together on the 2006 Sparklehorse album Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain. Linkous had written a number of songs he wasn't comfortable singing, so Danger Mouse suggested getting someone else to do the vocals. The result is an all-star cast of guest artists on Dark Night, including The Shins' James Mercer (who most recently worked with Danger Mouse on the Broken Bells album), Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and Iggy Pop, each of whom offers his own interpretation of the Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse songs.
The Deluxe Version of DNOTS includes a 48-page book with visuals by David Lynch, a poster, postcards, two LPs, a CD and a bonus instrumental CD. That sounds awesome!