I was just checking Twitter last night and found a tweet by PMA that Broken Bells is releasing an EP with all new songs. Broken Bells is a collaboration of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). If you’ve been following this blog, you will know that I loved their self titled debut album which came out last year. You will also know that I went to see one of their concerts AND placed The High Road in my top 25 favorite songs of 2010! Needless to say, I’m excited that there is more where this came from!
According to PMA, the Meryin Fields EP will feature 4 new songs, which were recorded for the album, but didn’t make the cut because they didn’t go with the overall vibe of the CD. So instead of releasing the songs as b-sides, they’ve opted for releasing the songs as an EP. Two songs have leaked so far and can be found on PMA.
I am totally excited and love both songs! I like ‘Windows’ slightly better, but I’m just excited to hear more of their stuff as I loved the album so much. Unfortunately the EP doesn’t come out until the 29th of March, so I’m going to have to wait a bit. So for now, I am just going to enjoy this acoustic video of Broken Bells performing The High Road: