Early Listening from NPR: The Gorillaz and Broken Bells

brokenbellsThe Exclusive First Listen feature on NPR has a very funky selection of full album streams available today, including The Gorillaz‘s new album Plastic Beach and the Broken Bells self-titled debut. Broken Bells is collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. NPR calls their debut album “a smart pop record full of melody and invention.”

Listen to Broken Bells in its entirety on NPR here

Pre-order on iTunes – Album to be released March 9th

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Plastic Beach
is packed with big names ranging from Snoop Dogg and Mos Def to Bobby Womack and Lou Reed, to our Swedish little favorite, Little Dragon. NPR calls Plastic Beach “a genre-bending collection of glitchy club beats and hip-hop grooves, augmented by brass, glitzy synthesizers and Asian- and Arabic-tinged orchestral harmonies.”

Listen to Plastic Beach in its entirety on NPR here

Pre-order on iTunes – Album to be released March 9th

Bonus: check out the amazingly badass new Gorillaz video, “Stylo” on youtube:

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Broken Bells Take the High Road

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Bro­ken Bells’ “The High Road,” video directed by the ac­claimed So­phie Muller, is the first single off the upcoming debut, to be released on March 9th.

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