Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Broken Bells have appeal


ALTHOUGH on paper there's a lot of ground to make up between supergroup Broken Bells' two protagonists - hip hop producer Danger Mouse and indie rocker James Mercer of The Shins - in reality neither have had to ring the changes on their self-titled debut.
Although touted as a new band rather than a side-project, Broken Bells still has the melodic, mellow feel of The Shins' output, while Danger Mouse's beats and production here are characteristically crisp.
However this is no sound clash ding dong, but a well-crafted coming together - and as a result, the pair never go like the clappers, preferring to keep it laid-back throughout.
While Broken Bells are never likely to scale the heights of either's day jobs, it does provide a familiar yet fresh fix.


    Who You Gonna Call
    Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013
    Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080

    Hi Isaac,

    On behalf of Columbia Records, Monotone and Broken Bells, many thanks for plugging "Broken Bells" / the artists' eponymous album on your site (street date 9th March and 'Host Listed' by Billboard for 2010) ... thanks, also, on behalf of the label, management and artists for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material 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 ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

    Also and as a goodwill gesture to fans and bloggers, an exclusive preview stream of the full album is now available at www.myspace.com/brokenbells and via NPR as part of their ‘First Listen’ series at www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124018401 ... .. this is for hyper-linking ONLY and for streaming by fans directly off the artist’s MySpace / NPR, so please reciprocate this goodwill gesture by NOT ripping or embedding these files.

    Thanks again for your plug.



  2. Jus' doing ma job, Sheriff.
    But seriously, it's no problem, I always keep it all above board - thanks for the heads-up about the free mp3s though, I shall post a download later today.


Something to say? Leave a comment below, no swearing please, or head across to the forum, Sound Off, at http://soundoff.forumotion.com

● All blog posts published on this site are owned by myself, Isaac Ashe, and may not be reproduced without written permission. You have no right to copy.