This month has been an amazing month for things I have been looking forward to – just a lot of things already from my list around New Year’s. The Lego Movie. Lightning Returns. But I’m running out of month, and would like to recommend the other thing I have been enjoying this month: the new album by the Broken Bells, After the Disco.
I found the Broken Bells originally through a circuitous route, following the music of Danger Mouse. I imagine other people have found this band by tracing the other member of the band: James Mercer, lead singer from The Shins. Both are excellent musicians, and they bring their skills together well.
I love their first album, the eponymous Broken Bells, and their EP Meyrin Fields. However, those have been out a couple of years, so old news I guess too. But you should check them out. Several of the songs have music videos, so I will include those below. And now they have a couple of music videos out for After the Disco as well, so you can share in the joy of this album, and see if you like their stuff too. Help me to not have a fandom of one!
Posted in Music
Tagged After the Disco, Broken Bells, Christina Hendricks, Daft Punk, Danger Mouse, Disco, Holding on for Life, James Mercer, Meyrin Fields, Music, Random Access Memories, Recommendations, The Ghost Inside, The High Road
Allow me to explain.
Sometimes, it seems like a whole movie can be encapsulated in a well-done sequence. And the best way to do that is usually with a song.
Sometimes, it’s a song that tells the whole back-story, and sets up the rest of the film. Sometimes, it’s the whole climactic ending for the characters. And I have one example of a music video that tells a whole movie in-and-of itself.
Yeah, you’ve maybe seen these, but let’s look at them all together here.
Posted in Lists, Movies, Music, Nostalgia
Tagged Broken Bells, Children of Dune, Christina Hendricks, Donnie Darko, Dune, Dune Messiah, Inception, Storytelling, Sucker Punch, The Ghost Inside, Up, Watchmen, Zack Snyder