Broken Bells after the Disco on Indie Trendsetters

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After the Disco the well awaited Broken Bells album set for early 2014, and when I say well awaited I mean myself and hundreds of BB fans rate the up and coming album somewhere between going to disneyland for Christmas and having your firstborn child on the excitement scale. The dastardly duo already released a teaser, “Holding On For Life,” along with the first part of a short story they wrote and filmed, both of which were real treats, and now they have left us these - “After the Disco” and the second part to the story. So in true Trendsetters fashion here are the goods! “After the Disco” Is Broken Bells all the way. It’s electro-disco-pop fusion mantra matches “Holding on For Life,” creating a nice synergy between the two and undoubtedly the entire album. It’s got the BB character that made me fall for them in the first place. They managed to turn the tempo up and down at the same time from their last drop, speeding up the beat but calming the energy - creating a very smooth yet energetic base. On that base they place sweet syth solos, veritably vivacious vocals and quintessential quirkiness (alliteration is awesome).  

Here is “After the Disco Part 2”  

Watch “After the Disco Part 1” and listen to their first album drop, “Holding on For Life”

Broken Bells on Indie Trendsetters

If you like: Arcade Fire, Passion Pit, Electric Guest, The Shins, Indie Electric Pop.

Why do I like Broken Bells - Holding on For Life?

Can I answer that question with another question? How many abidigitals do you see modeling? In other words, “what self respecting Broken Bells fan wouldn’t?” And to say I am a fan is a bit of an understatement.

Thus you can understand if the indie world takes a moment to freak out a little at this release. Not only has it been a long time coming (3 years since their last release), but it also signals the imminent release of a sophomore album, “After the Disco” (which is almost too much excitement for me to handle).

After the Disco promises to be a tremendous release and will be one of the biggest releases of 2014, if “Holding on For Life” is any sign of things to come. With a cool retro feel with Bee Gee- like vocals, an extraterrestrial synth intro, and a slightly “Barklier” sound then their last release, it is sure to blow the mind of any indie electric fan. Barklier - (adj.) A word made up by Justin signifying something that has qualities of Gnarls Barkley.   Here is a cool short story penned by Broken Bells and released to coincide with the up-and-coming album.

My favourite comment on youtube for this video is by benbloodworth: “This is a film about a Broken Bells fan who has grown depressed from the lack of new Broken Bells music. Eventually, he moves on with life, discovers the beauty of nature, and even finds himself a girl. But just as things are heating up between him and his new companion, a new Broken Bells album is announced, and he abandons his new life without a second thought.” Haha Enjoy! - Justin  

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It’s bold, daring and cool. Not like those kids who tried way to hard to be cool in high school, but the kids who didn’t give a darn and were totally themselves, you know, the ones that were cool just because they were.

If You Like: Awolnation, Max Frost, The Neighbourhood, Black Light Dinner Party, Ecstacy, Indie Alternative Pop.

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