- the somewhat unlikely partnership between Danger Mouse and The Shins' James Mercer - are on the cusp of releasing their second album together, titled After The Disco
. As bands tend to do these days, the pair is teasing new material in an interesting way, rolling out a short film based on a story of the same name by Danger Mouse. The film stars Anton Yelchin and Kate Mara and seems to follow a sweet, intergalactic love affair that's tested by bigger, cosmic powers. The first part, titled Angel And The Fool
, is fun to watch of course, but the real treat here are the snippets of score that cut in and out of the background; presumably fragments of the forthcoming album due in January. What we hear is dreamy, imaginative, warm, and moody, the duo sounding as if they are entering a more cinematic, goose-bump inducing phase of their music making together. We're excited. Are you?