Saturday, February 6, 2010

The sound of Broken Bells

While Spoon’s latest album sucked and Jay Reatard partied himself to death last month, there’s still reason for the Indie Community to be wicked psyched: in case you hadn’t heard, James Mercer (lead singer and frontman of The Shins) and Danger Mouse (of Grey Album and Gnarls Barkley fame) have formed a new collaborative project called “Broken Bells.” Their self-titled debut album is due out later this year, but for now, feast your ears (and eyes) on their early-release single, “The High Road”, and the associated music video here.

I’m not as big a fan of the single as I am of the Grey Album, New Slang, or Phantom Limb, but a permanent partnership of Mercer and Burton (Danger Mouse’s real name is Brian Burton) may prove to be a gift from the Indie Gods.

By Charlie Metzger, Columnist for Opinion.


2nd semester season said...

why isn't "2" an option in the poll?

Anonymous said...

None of this is "indie"...