Onetime Athenian Brian Burton, better known as musician/songwriter/producer Danger Mouse, has announced the launch of his boutique record label, 30th Century Records. Working in collaboration with Columbia Records, the imprint’s first release will be from Los Angeles-based trio Autolux, whose next album has yet to be given a release date.
Producer of such albums as Gorillaz’ Demon Days, Beck’s Modern Guilt, Norah Jones’ Little Broken Hearts and The Black Keys’ El Camino, Burton is also a member of Gnarls Barkley (with CeeLo Green) and Broken Bells (with The Shins’ James Mercer). He has won five Grammys, including the Producer of the Year award in 2011.
While Burton will personally sign artists to 30th Century Records, no other acts other than Autolux have been announced.