Music Artist feature: Broken Bells

For those who are constantly searching for a new sound, who love music and love to hear an amazing song and be instantly blown away by it, this song is for you.  They might not be new for some of you, but they are new for me.  Broken Bells is my new music high.  How long will it last, who knows.  Cold War Kids has lasted quite a while for me personally, so we’ll see. I first heard them on the radio and instantly was like, “Whoah, who was that?”.  Loved it.  After some digging and searching I finally found the song I was looking for.  High Road.

Lyrics:

Go down to wait all night
She’s bound to run him out
The rest of the nothing of any how
To each his own
The garden is sorting out
She curls her lips on a bar
I don’t know if you’re dead or not
If you’re anyone

Come on and get the minimum
Before you open up your eyes
It’s all being served in your hands
Your addled eyes
Come on and get to open yours
Collected at the borderlines
They want to get up in your hair

[Chorus]
Cause they know, so do I
The high road is hard to find
A detour in your new life
Tell all of your friends getting warm

The dogs who ran all night
The son who hoped it would
Break from the warfare in your house
To each his own
The soldier is bailing out
And curled his lips on a bar
And I don’t know if the dead can talk
To anyone

Come on and get the minimum
Before you open up your eyes
It’s all being served in your hands
Are you one of us
Come on and get to open yours
Collected at the borderlines
They want to get up in your hair

[Chorus]
cause they know, so do I
The high road is hard to find
A detour in your new life
Tell all of your friends getting warm

It’s too late to change your mind
You let laws be your guide
(repeat)

Bio (via last.fm)

Broken Bells is an duo which formed in 2009. The band consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar) and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (multiple instruments, production). Mercer is a member of the indie rock band The Shins and Burton is a member of Gnarls Barkley and DANGERDOOM, as well as being a respected producer for such artists as Beck, Gorillaz, The Rapture and The Black Keys.

The debut self-titled album by Broken Bells was released on Columbia Records on March 9, 2010. The first single from the record, “The High Road”, was released on December 21, 2009.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired an interview with the duo on March 16, 2010. A transcript of the article can be found here: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=124693836

Enjoy.

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