Daniel Johnston releases soundtrack to Space Ducks comic book/iPad app (ft. Eleanor Friedberger, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lavender Diamond, and a bunch of ducks from outer space)

Daniel Johnston releases soundtrack to Space Ducks comic book/iPad app (ft. Eleanor Friedberger, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lavender Diamond, and a bunch of ducks from outer space)

Remember a few weeks ago when we told you all about how Daniel Johnston’s first studio album in three years was gonna be released in iPad app form as some sort of game in which you (presumably) do a bunch of Angry Birds stuff… but, you know, with ducks? And that it was all based around a comic book concept called Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness that was unveiled at SXSW last month? And then you were worried slightly, because you luuuuuurve (with u’s and a v) Daniel Johnston, but don’t own one of those crazy-expensive iPad things and hate the abominable task of reading words and then associating those words with accompanying, sequential illustrations???

Well, never mind all that, because just like with any good religion, you can just skip the parts you don’t like! The game’s “soundgrack,” (ya know, Space Ducks: Soundtrack) is also out NOW, along with the game and comic. According to Johnston’s peeps, it’s a “two part recording comprised of 7 new Daniel-penned songs including the title track ‘Space Ducks Theme Song,’ ‘Mask’ and tongue-in-cheek ‘Mean Girls Give Pleasure’, plus 5 new Space Ducks inspired songs written by Deer Tick, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Eleanor Friedberger, Fruit Bats and Lavender Diamond.” And who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to write your own song about the Space Ducks after listening to all this infinite musical greatness, just like Kurt Cobain did (he ended up calling it Dumb, for some reason)!

Again, this music is available right now at most digital music retailers (streaming at AOL Spinner, too), and the comic book is available on the Space Ducks app and at hihowareyou.com, as well as, umm, comic book shops. If you do have one of those giant iPhones, the app is free over in ye olde iTunes Store. Oh, and if you’re fed up with non-physical music entirely, a vinyl and CD version (with bonus tracks!) is coming this summer. Hey, does anyone else here remember Bucky O’Hare?

Space Ducks: Soundtrack tracklistin’:

01. Daniel Johnston, “Space Ducks Theme Song”
02. Daniel Johnston, “American Dream”
03. Daniel Johnston, “Sense of Humor”
04. Eleanor Friedberger, “Come Down”
05. Fruit Bats, “Evil Magic”
06. Daniel Johnston, “Mean Girls Give Pleasure”
07. Lavender Diamond, “Moment of Laughter”
08. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Satanic Planet”
09. Daniel Johnston, “Wanting You”
10. Daniel Johnston, “Mask”
11. Daniel Johnston, “Mountain”
12. Deer Tick, “Space Ducks”

Spring/summer dates:

04.16.12 - Brighton, UK – St Bartholomew’s Church
04.18.12 - Madrid, Spain – La Casa Encendida
04.19.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
04.20.12 - Valencia, Spain – Loco Club
04.21.12 - Valladolid, Spain – Laboratorio De Las Artes
04.23.12 - Rome, Italy – Piper Club
04.24.12 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
04.26.12 - Heidelberg, Germany - Karlstorbahnhof
05.10.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05.12.12 - Rochester, NH - Rochester Opera House
07.14.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Downstairs

• Daniel Johnston: http://www.hihowareyou.com
Space Ducks: http://spaceducks.com

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