Danger Mouse Bites Back At The Music Industry, Encourages Illegal Downloading

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Danger Mouse, the Grammy-nominated producer behind such acts as Gnarls Barkley, MF Doom, Gorillaz and the critically-acclaimed Grey Album, has decided to take a stand against his label.Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) of Gnarls Barkley Visits MTV's "TRL"

After legal battles over the release of his new album, EMI reportedly decided to shelve DM latest effort, Dark Night Of The Soul. According to Gizmodo, DM came up with the idea to put out a book of 100 photographs shot by famed director David Lynch (Twin Peaks) as well as a blank CD. On the disc it states, “For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will,” alluding to fans to burn leaked versions of the album.

DNOTS can currently be heard for free on NPR’s website.

As of press time it is uncertain when the package for the album will hit shelves.

Gnarls Barkley to Release New EP This Fall

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Gnarls Barkley is set to release a limited-edition EP next month that will feature several versions of their hit “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.”

The track was the first single from their sophomore effort, The Odd Couple. The EP, scheduled to drop November 11, will include four different versions of “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.” In addition, the demo version of the track, and instrumental version, and a live rendering will also be packaged on the EP.

A new song, “Mystery Man,” and a live version of their song “Neighbors” will also appear on the EP.

To help promote the project the group is setting up a “Who’s Gonna Save Your Soul” Web site. When the project is released, however, the link to the site will die. “Who’s Gonna Save Your Soul” is infamous for being leaked by the Roots drummer ?uestlove and for the dark Chris Milk-directed video to the song.

Gnarls Barkley Partner With Apple Store SOHO For Free Show Today!

Fresh off of their Secret Myspace Show on Sunday and Apple’s unveiling of its 3G iPhone on Monday, the treats continue with a rare free show by Gnarls Barkley today (6/10) in NY.

Gnarls Barkley is doing a free in-store peformance at the Apple Store at 7PM tonight.
According to Gnarlsbarkley.com, the band’s official website, Gnarls Barkley has scheduled “The June Residency Series,” a set of intimate shows in London and Paris, for June 12-18. The shows will feature a core lineup of artist/producer Danger Mouse, vocalist Cee-Lo, and multi-instrumentalist Josh Klinghoffer, playing rare minimalist versions of popular Gnarls songs. A few close associates of Gnarls may make surprise guest appearances. Attendance will be limited.

Apple Store Soho
401 W 14th Street
New York City, NY 10014

Gnarls Barkley, Janelle Monae Link for Free Myspace Show in NY

Gnarls Barkley & Janelle Monae\'s Secret Myspace Show

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Funky duo Gnarls Barkley are giving fans a special treat this weekend exclusively in New York City as they team with R&B futuristic rocker and the latest Bad Boy signee, Janelle Monáe, for a free performance.

Presented by MySpace Secret Shows, the event, which will also feature rock group Battles, will take place this Sunday (June 8). Although there is no admission, the best chance of getting a seat is arriving early, as the set-up is a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the group’s New York performance this weekend, out-of-state fans will also get a chance to see Gnarls – made-up of producer Danger Mouse and singer Cee-Lo Green – later this summer. As previously reported by SOHH, the wildly entertaining duo will team-up with Kanye West as they headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Texas from August 1-3.
Also performing at Lollapaloozza will be popular rock groups including Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine as well as hip-hop artists like Kid Sister and The Cool Kids.
Gnarls Barkley’s Secret MySpace Show is this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.