Broken Bells is the side project of Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer. I liked their first album but admit that it wasn't a favorite or anything. But it made enough of a splash that they can get Anton Yelchin and Kate Mara to show up in the video for the first single from their new record.
This song has a really nice late-70s soft rock vibe to it, with just enough electro-funk to keep things interesting.
Here's Holding on for Life.
Manchester Orchestra are back with an upcoming record, Cope. Frontman Andy Hull says it's going to be a quick, straightforward rock album, as opposed to the glorious, passionate and sprawling mosaic that was 2011's Simple Math. Here's the first single from the new record. This is Top Notch.