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Song of the Day: Broken Bells, “The Ghost Inside”

Indie Pop – Pure Pleasure:

Broken Bells, “The Ghost Inside” – from the self-titled debut (2010)

I’m really enjoying this song, and this album, which I was turned on to by NPR’s Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, who did an interview with the Broken Bells bell duo back in March.

Broken Bells is Brian Burton – better known as artist–producer Danger Mouse – and James Mercer, lead vocalist and guitarist for The Shins. Burton comes to Broken Bells after a series of outstanding – and at times amazing – projects in recent years, including Gnarls Barkley (with Cee-Lo Green); producing the second Gorillaz album, Demon Days; and his collaboration with rapper MF DOOM as DANGERDOOM, which brought us the amazing and underappreciated The Mouse and the Mask.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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