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
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.
The Black Light Dinner Party is an ultra-creative alternative band. Their music is a fascinating and inspiring blend of natural, synthetic and cryptic elements. Definitely worth a try!
Not sold? They have an 8 bit game based on the story of one of their music videos. Very Cool!
Gentlemen Hall shows us they can do much, much more than just syth pop with their new Weezer-like, roller coaster single “Every Morning.” It has energy in spades, making me think that GH may still have some aces up their sleeve!
Here it is! Keep tuned for all sorts of folk rock, including some genre bending bluegrass that will surprise you with it’s graceful integration of two contrasting cultures of music.