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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