Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, Strokes, Shins collaborate

Danger Mouse has new work on the way
Danger Mouse has new work on the way

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse have posted a cryptic message about a new collaborative album featuring a slew of famous guests.

Although neither Danger Mouse or Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous have said anything official publicly of a joint project, a poster announcing new album Dark Night Of The Soul was sent to bloggers 31 March.

The poster, posted on Onethirtybpm.com, states that the album will feature the following guests:

Black Francis (Pixies)
Julian Casablancas (The Strokes)
Vic Chesnutt
The Flaming Lips
David Lynch (film director)
Jason Lytle (ex-Grandaddy)
James Mercer (The Shins)
Nina Persson (The Cardigans)
Iggy Pop
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)
Suzanne Vega

Other than the poster simply states the album is "coming summer 2009".

Okay, it's 1 April today but given that the last Sparklehorse album, 2006's Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain, was partly produced by Danger Mouse, it looks highly plausible.