Dark Night of the Soul is a collaborative project between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch. The end product was an album of songs including the producer, musician and director, as well as guest appearances from The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Black Francis, James Mercer and the late-Vic Chesnutt among others. The album was to be released with a book of art from David Lynch. This album made my Best of 2009 list even though it was never officially released.
EMI had a problem with the project and shelved it. The trio fought back and released the artwork and packaging with a blank CD-R. They then leaked it to the Internet and told their fans to find it and burn it to the CD-R. A little bit of genius if you ask me.
Well, EMI has seen the light and they are now releasing the album. No release date yet, but it will be out this year!