Many of Brian Burton's (aka Danger Mouse) musical incarnations carry a palpable cinematic quality. To date, his most notable was the 2011 Spaghetti Western-themed project with Daniele Luppi entitled Rome
. His latest Broken Bells
endeavor with partner James Mercer (The Shins) will further express this ongoing theme as their forthcoming album, After the Disco
, will be accompanied by a short film. So far, two segments of this film have been released - "Part 1: Angel and The Fool" and "Part Two: Holding On For Life" - which bring us us to a 1960s sci-fi universe for a story starring Kate Mara (House of Cards
, American Horror Story
) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek
, Charlie Bartlett
Although one of the most admirable traits of Burton's music is its ability to frame a visual story for the listener without the need of a single image, it's a treat to finally experience his own film interpretation. Watch Part One and Two below:
"Part 1: Angel and The Fool"
"Part Two: Holding On For Life"