New! Broken Bells – "October"

If you don’t already know, Broken Bells is a collaboration between producer Danger Mouse and frontman James Mercer of The Shins. As proven on Dark Night Of The Soul‘s “Insane Lullaby” these guys work well together. Really well. The sound falls somewhere on the spectrum between Beck and Gorillaz. Danger Mouse has really proven his versatility over the years. Whether it be straight comic book hip-hop like Dangerdoom, soulful psychedelia like Gnarls Barkley, or the genre-fusing mash ups that made him famous with the Grey Album, he chameleons his techniques to fit the attitude of the projects. It’s great to hear him morph again, providing some great backdrops for Mercer’s familiar voice.

Here’s the second track you can expect to hear on the Broken Bells project. The self-titled album should be out March 9th if they don’t pull a Rebirth. I’m excited.

Broken Bells – October | YouSendIt (Removed by request)

Related: Broken Bells – The High Road

7 Responses to “New! Broken Bells – "October"”

  1. 1 Danny Mills
    January 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

    fantastic post!I checked out the song too and was impressed!. Subscribed =)Check out my page too if you have chance and show some support!http://thenoiselounge.blogspot.com/=)

    January 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    WEB SHERIFFWho You Gonna CallTel 44-(0)208-323 8013Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080websheriff@websheriff.comwww.websheriff.com Hi Confusion,On behalf of Columbia Records, Monotone and Broken Bells, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of the "Broken Bells" / eponymous album on your site (or any non-preview tracks from Broken Bells’ new album – street date 9th March).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 http://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 http://www.myspace.com/brokenbells and YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/brokenbells … .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.With Thanks & Season’s Greetings,WEB SHERIFF

  3. 3 LondonD
    January 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    The Web Sheriff is super quick, he told me take down a track on my site in like 9 minutes. Great Tune by the way, Confusion!

  4. 4 Matt C
    January 9, 2010 at 5:35 am

    "somewhere on the spectrum between Beck and Gorillaz"with an intro like that im going to have to give these guys a listen.also the link in the first paragraph takes you to "don't go there"

  5. 5 Confusion
    January 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Shit! I always do stuff like that! I need to slow down. I really hate adding links and uploading songs so I always spaz out and try to do that really fast and put my time into writing something about the song so I can get the whole post wrapped up in a couple of minutes.Thanks for the heads up though, I fixed it. And yeah, I definitely recommend checking Broken Bells out.

  6. 6 Chissy
    January 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    woww, i can't wait for this album to come out. i love the songs i've heard, they're great.

  7. 7 Matt Klomp
    January 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Great post, this album is going to be incredible. Love how well Mercer and Dangermouse sound together, can't wait to hear more over the coming weeks. The band's giving email updates at brokenbells.com. So excited for this to come out!

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