Broken Bells: A musical update for mid-February.


The group is Broken Bells (Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton and James Mercer of the Shins), the album is After the Disco, and it is my official ear worm for mid-February. The Bee Gees vocal turn in “Holding On for Life” is both eerie and compelling.

Also in heavy rotation at the moment is Weekend, by the Swedish band The Sounds; it’s a 2013 release I’m just coming to enjoy. Meanwhile, I read that Neil Finn has an album coming out, along with new music from Neon Trees, the Hold Steady and Wild Beasts. This musical year is shaping up nicely, indeed.

In the following clip by Broken Bells, Ringo Starr plays drums. Sort of.