Danger Mouse Charges Ridic CD Rate; Shouts 'Pirate Away!'
Piracy's looking pretty good these days, and a handful of popular artists have done what they can to demonstrate they don't support the act of suing music fans that also happen to be flagrant file-sharers.
Radiohead gave away In Rainbows online in '07 on a pay-as-you-wish basis, followed by Saul Williams, whose Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust gave you the option of paying a $5 support donation. Just recently, Del the Funky Homosapien opted to give Funk Man out at no charge, jokingly dubbing it his "stimulus package."
Danger Mouse isn't giving its latest oeuvre away, but it's giving the culture of piracy a healthy push. The disc's called Dark Night of the Soul, and record company EMI refuses to release the album due to "legal issues."
Facing that hurdle, Danger Mouse is releasing the album anyway -- in a limited supply of 5000. Each is hand numbered and comes with a poster and a fat-ass book featuring photos from David Lynch.
Here's the kicker: The enclosed CD is blank. DM fans are encouraged to populate it with the missing tracks "by whatever means."