Saturday, July 17, 2010
Broken Bells/Insane Lullaby
Broken Bells is a collaboration of the Shins' James Mercer and Dangermouse. This song is originally from Dark Night Of The Soul, a new album featuring songs written and produced by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse; James Mercer is a guest vocalist on this track. But I actually prefer the stripped back version that he performs as Broken Bells - which is this version. Apparently they dedicate it at shows to Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) who committed suicide not long ago.
There's an even more sparse home video of Mercer and Dangermouse playing acoustically in a house somewhere on the NPR All Songs Considered blog here.