What’s that? Were almost at the end of the week and Brian Burton, aka, Danger Mouse, has not announced a new project?
Actually, he has, just today in fact. In Barton’s latest collaboration, the American producer has teamed up with prolific DJ and British singer Helena Costas under the name Jokers Daughter, and are due to release their debut effort, entitled The Last Laugh, via Double Six Records, in only a few weeks!
In an interview with Domino Records, Burton noted that he discovered Costas back in 2003 and recorded an albums worth of tunes prior to their upcoming release, but ultimately, chose to scrap the sessions. “We never really did release that first one,” Barton explained. “There are a couple of songs, like ‘Jesse the Goat,’ that survived. But she was really coming into her own style now, so we kept recording. Over the last couple of years, we put together this album.”
I guess practice truly does make perfect…
And like all Danger Mouse albums these days, The Last Laugh features its share of additional musicians, including Scott Spillane (Neutral Milk Hotel) on horns and Daniele Luppi on strings.
In case youve been living under a rock sans communication devices, Danger Mouse has been rather busy over the last year. Producing Becks last album and getting together with David Lynch and Sparklehorse hasnt seemed to slow down the New York producer. If you arent intrigued already, Costas has her roots in folk-pop, so this should make for an interesting combination.
The Last Laugh will be available on June 15th.
The Last Laugh Tracklist:
01. Worm’s Head
02. Jessie the Goat
03. Go Walking
05. JD Folk Blues
06. The Last Laugh
07. Under the Influence of Jaffa Cakes
08. Jelly Belly
09. Cake and July
10. Nothing is Ever What it Seems
11. The Running Goblin
12. Chasing Ticking Crocodile
13. Yellow T Pot