A Draught of Music – The High Road by Broken Bells

Here’s a song I’ve been jamming to all year. ┬áThe High Road by Broken Bells (I’m not sure if I got this track from CBrown or someone else…but I’ve been hearing it at Lux a lot too).

Listen on Grooveshark

Watch on Youtube

Broken Bells is a collaboration of James Mercer (The Shins) and Danger Mouse (DJ for Gnarles Barkley).

I enjoy the way the melody can shift between haunting and carnival-esque, and it occupies well the space provided by Danger Mouse’s beats, which tend to be not only spacious but also spacey. ┬áThere is a kind of desperation, or inevitability in the song: “It’s too late to change your mind…”

Enjoy,

Peter

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