Friday, March 5, 2010

Does one want to get more used to the mall and misery?

You never know how low an angry heart can go.

I am loving this album tremendously. Danger Mouse and James Mercer. It's a match made in heaven. OK, let's be honest: who could Brian Burton (the Mouse's real name) team up with for anything but stellar results? The man is a genius. I don't mean to take away from the success Mercer has had with The Shins. I've loved their albums as well. And Mercer has recently formed his own label (now counting The Shins among their talent.) Broken Bells is what happened when the two finally decided to act on their ideas of collaboration.

Walk out before you make it worse on yourself

It is so hard to explain what it is that makes this one of the best albums I have heard in a long time. It doesn't make me cry, or dance, or yell, or stand up and fight. It's just, GOOD. It's just, MUSIC.

It's every genre. It's a sound that you know but can't point out. I'm loving it.

Will someone measure this moment now?
I'm back again in this one-light town
I cut the tie and I don't have to rely on nothin' and no one.

MP3 Preview not available by request of the label... However......

The album drops on Tuesday. You need to own it.

1 comment:


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Hi in ALL caps,

On behalf of Columbia Records, Monotone and Broken Bells, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of "Broken Bells" / the artists' 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 ... .. 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 and YouTube channel at ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

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