Posts Tagged ‘Danger Mouse’

broken bells

Broken Bells is one half Danger Mouse, one half that dude from The Shins, one half of awesome.

New record is called After The Disco (Sony) and will be out on January 14th.  Let’s hit play on the new single, “Holding on For life.”

Go with yourself.

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Serendipity is a great word.

An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident and sagacity.

I was thinking about it the other day because of my recent collection of French pop.

And how nothing just happens.  I think it all goes back to when Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) guest DJ’s on the Zone and dropped some 70s Zimbabwean Afro-pop on the Capital City masses.


Then at record club last week Tiemen at Talk’s Cheap Record Store played a band that he called Nouveau French Pop band… and I said… “french Pop?”

He quickly explained what 60s French Pop (ye-ye) is and played the song.  It was good.

Saturday at Veneto, St. Christopher stops by with a record player for me (thank you!) and some records and we played Serge Gainsbourg.  Sounded so good in the Veneto.  I thought, “this is what the Veneto sounds like to me…”

I wikipedia Serge Gainsbourg and yeah… yesterday’s post.   I download a bunch of 60s European pop and ye-ye from France and Italy because it turns out there was a fun pop scene in Italy at the time as well.

Then yesterday this from FMQB.com:

Uber producer/deejay Danger Mouse is working on a collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi called Rome. The project is inspired by their mutual love for 1960s Italian film soundtracks and it features loads of vintage equipment, as well as guest spots from Jack White and Norah Jones. Danger Mouse has actually been cooking up the project for five years, and he says he can hear traces of it in everything he’s done since then. “Rome seems to have fed into everything I’ve done — you can hear it in a lot of Gnarls Barkley, it’s all over Broken Bells too,” he told The Guardian in the U.K. “I get a lot of offers to do film soundtracks and I’ve never said yes, because no one has heard this yet, and I think some people still think of me as a hip-hop producer. But this is what I would actually do, if I were to make a soundtrack. I’m really happy it’s out. I just hope it’s not going to take five years to do the next one.”

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