By Will Oliver, March 7th 2010 — with 2 commentsOther
Broken Bells debut album is finally being released next Tuesday and I can assure you it’s a good record. Here is The Mall & Misery, the excellent album closer. The song has a completely different vibe from anything else on the album. It’s almost like it knows it’s better than the rest of the album (which is a very good album).
It starts off with a country twang guitar with lush strings gracing the background. Soon the kick drum kicks in and pushes the song into a smooth groove. The very warm and familiar vocals from James Mercer have not sounded this good since “Turn On Me”. It has a smart and effective chorus that sounds like all of the best parts of The Shins that we probably will never get again.It is one hell of an album closer, and one of the best moments on the entire album for sure.
BMG Music Presents
Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm