February 15, 2010

Broken Bells



Broken Bells is the new project of Danger Mouse (of The Grey Album and Gnarls Barkley fame) and James Mercer (the vocalist of The Shins). The two 00s pop heavyweights became friends when they met at the 2004 Roskilde festival in Denmark, and have since been working on plans to record some music together. These plans resulted in the project Broken Bells, who after a long waiting time are finally blessing the world with their debut album next month.

Danger Mouse and Mercer both have a rare talent for creating incredibly catchy pop songs – who has never been addicted to Crazy or New Slang? – and the first two Broken Bells track I've heard so far indicate that they have managed to very successfully put their creative talents together. Danger Mouse has already proven himself as a fantastic producer for alternative rock with the job he did on Beck's Modern Guilt (2008), so I'm very glad he and Mercer found each other. I've marked March 9 in my calender, and am looking forward to the album's release with great anticipation!

Listen to the full length versions of the first two tracks from the album, "The High Road" and "Vaporize", over at Broken Bell's official homepage.

4 comments:

JA said...

WEB SHERIFF
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Hi Esoteric Mumblings,

On behalf of Columbia Records, Monotone and Broken Bells, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of "Broken Bells" / the eponymous album on your site (or any non-preview tracks from Broken Bells' new album - street date 9th March and 'Host Listed' by Billboard for 2010).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Broken Bells, but the label, management and artists would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.

Thank you for respecting the artists' wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then full length versions of "The High Road" and "Vaporize" are available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at www.brokenbells.com ... .. For further details of the new album, special pre-orders, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the artists' MySpace at www.myspace.com/brokenbells and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/brokenbells ... .. keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions and check-out the official video for "The High Road" - out now.

With Thanks & Regards,

WEB SHERIFF

Vizitrone said...

Links to mp3 download have been removed. Thank you very much for the friendly and cooperative tone, it's very much appreciated. Wish I'd see more of that on the Internet ...

WEB SHERIFF said...

WEB SHERIFF
Who You Gonna Call
Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013
Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080
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Hey Vizitrone / EM,

"No Problemo" ... .. and thanks for posting links to the official preview tracks ... .. there should be more on-line promotions between now and release, so do keep-an-eye on BB's site for further info.

All The Best,

WEB SHERIFF

girl scout said...

thanks for the extremely polite handling, web sheriff.