Monday, January 4, 2010
The Odd-er Couple
If hooks were currency and the Gnarls Barkley masterpiece "Crazy" didn't exist, Dangermouse (the white guy and producer in Gnarls) wouldn't exactly be that rich. If cultural relevancy were currency and the film "Garden State" didn't exist, James Mercer (the lead singer of the Shins) would not be near the top of the list of GQ's "Richest Men in Indie Rock." That is until now. Who would have thought that the voice in Natalie Portman's headphones and the guy behind "The Grey Album" would each be the antidote to each others' musical weaknesses? The new group, Broken Bells, sounds pretty much like a way cooler Shins (and I am by no means a Shins-hater), at least according to their first cut, "The High Road." The album drops March 9th, and I'm already psyched.