Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, December 21, 2009

Track of the Day: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer)

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:34 AM

click to enlarge James Mercer - MIKE MANTIN
  • Mike Mantin
  • James Mercer
What happens when you get a little Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) in your James Mercer (The Shins)? Going by the sound of the first track to be released from this partnership, "The High Road," it sounds a little something like Beck, another indie/alt rock artist Danger Mouse has worked with in recent years.

"The High Road" is available for download at the Broken Bells site for free if  you throw down an email address. You can also preview it at Stereogum.

It's an interesting track, starting off in some bubbly space funk and then grounding itself in Mercer's signature vocals and slowly blooming orchestral pop with a shuffling dance beat.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • A Look Back at Summer 2014
    Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer -- back to school, the days grow shorter, and fall weather is just around the corner. So have a look back at San Francisco's 2014 summer.
  • Jack White at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Jack White and his band performed at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday nights in front of sold out audiences. Jack entertained his fans with music that included songs from his days with The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs, as well as hits from his solo albums; Blunderbuss and Lazaretto. Photography by Sugarwolf.