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Broken Bells Release New Single “After the Disco”

Upcoming album of the same name drops Feb. 4

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting/hoping for a new album from indie-rock duo Broken Bells for quite some time. The combination of Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer might be considered a side project, but considering that their self-titled debut album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and earned a Grammy nomination, its obvious that their unique combined sound deserves to stand on its own.

Thankfully, their new album After the Disco comes out February 4. They’ve already teased us with the moody, spacey lead single “Holding On for Life,” and this week the duo have released the album’s title track, which offers a more danceable beat, and is appropriately reminiscent of the Bee Gees. I personally can’t wait to hear the rest. Take a listen and see what you think!

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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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