The dream team of James Mercer and Dangermouse (known as Broken Bells
) had a few leftovers in the fridge from recording their eponymous debut. Not quite b-sides (and still fresh), these remainders were recently nuked for release on the Meyrin Fields EP
, due on 3/29 via Columbia Records. You can hear the first bite, entitled "Windows", courtesy of NPR
The songs on Meyrin Fields were originally recorded during the Broken Bells sessions, but aren't B-sides. Mercer and Burton say the cuts just didn't fit with the flow of the other songs. In addition to "Windows," the EP includes "Heartless Empire," "An Easy Life," and the title track, "Meyrin Fields."
Hear "Windows" now.
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MP3: "The High Road"
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