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!