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“The High Road” – Broken Bells

Directly from Wikipedia, the history of the Broken Bells is as follows:

“Broken Bells is an American indie rock band composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Shins. Broken Bells compose and create as a duo, but are joined by a full band on tour. The live band included Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band sidemen Nate Walcott and Nik Freitas, and Jonathan Hischke and Dan Elkan, both ex-members of Hella. Following the success of their first self-titled album, Broken Bells, Mercer and Burton announced intentions to record a follow-up, and released a new EP, Meyrin Fields, on March 29, 2011.

The project was first announced on September 29, 2009. The pair decided to work together after meeting at the Roskilde Festival in 2004 and finding they were fans of each other’s work. It took four more years before the two started working together and by March 2008 Mercer and Burton began recording together in secret at Burton’s Los Angeles-based studio.”

“The High Road” is by far Broken Bell’s most famous track, with its lilting verses and catchy chorus it’s not hard to see why. I hadn’t heard this song in a while, and was reminded of it the other day. It’s always a great feeling when you rediscover music that you’ve forgotten about, like finding money in a jacket you haven’t worn in a while. Hope you all feel the same way!

Lyrics here.

More about Broken Bells here.

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