come on and get your overdose. collect it at the borderline.

in my humble opinion, Broken Bells is the most incredible collaboration since Gwen Stefani and Eve. in fact, it far surpasses Lil' Mama and Avril Lavigne and i'll even venture to say that Kid Rock and Weezy got nothing on this. and that is saying something.

i have been a fan of James Mercer since the early days of the Shins (circa Oh, Inverted World and Chutes Too Narrow which are without a doubt in my top 10 albums of all time), and a few years ago discovered Flake Music which existed before the Shins (check it out, for the love of the universe!). and now, i have been introduced to Broken Bells, a combo of the Shins' James Mercer and Gnarls Barkley's Danger Mouse. it is exactly what you'd expect: an explosive yet magical chemical reaction between a delightful indie pop, smart-melody-making, quirky lyric inventor and a hip hop, Grammy-award winning, beat dropping, multi-instrumentalist and production mastermind.

this first track is their first single and the second one has been in my head all week long. it was a complete surprise to see that Mercer was doing the lead vocals on this track because i had just assumed it was someone else in the band!


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Dani Blum said...

"The High Road" is a very very surreal music video, i liked made me miss watching all the music videos on MTV and VH1