You might remember Broken Bells, the collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins fame. If not, you might remember Garden State, the Zach Braff film that gave The Shins a chance to be heard in a slightly Queen Amidala context. If not, you might remember Zach Braff making the right decision not to appear much in the final season of Scrubs. And what’s one thing you’ll probably never need to scrub off a television screen? That’s right, a broken bell. And that brings us full circle and back to the music.
You’ve at least probably heard The High Road, the most popular track from their first album, but if not, that doesn’t matter, because here’s a fresh start. They’ve released a new song from an upcoming album. The track’s Holding On For Life, and the album’s After The Disco.
If you’re thoroughly underwhelmed by the new song, then here’s a chance to hear New Slang one more time, which no-one should ever turn down.