Daily Archives: June 2, 2010

You should be listening to Broken Bells!

Broken Bells is the self titled debut album of the mash up of in demand producer Brian Burton (Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Beck) who is also known as Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer (The Shins).  In 2004 the two met and decided to work together and four years later they actually got together and began recording.  You can’t rush greatness folks!  The album was released in March 2010.  The music has an experimental edge as well as a  melodic, trippy kind of vibe.

With spacey beats and rubbery tempo, Burton pairs the, at times edgy, falsetto of Mercer to carefully crafted songs.  Melodies and an abundant amount of hooks are effortlessly infused with the trippy style that has repeatedly set Burton apart.  The album is truly a collaboration that utilizes the strength of both involved.  Vibrant beats and promising lyrics morph into a sonic landscape that draws you in. 

Key Tracks:

The Ghost Inside, The High Road, The Mall and Misery, and Trap Doors

Check out Broken Bells at www.brokenbells.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqKFxMqI_E

Great music awaits!