Single Supplement #14 – “The High Road”, Broken Bells
Last year, Broken Bells was probably one of the most important CDs on my Itunes. I worked a rather inane desk job at a travel company; there were only a couple of other employees and no sense of semblance. I wrote itineraries and maintained the website for many months though there was never a sale. The week before Christmas, the last two employees (myself and one other) received a regular cheque and were told to have a good holiday; we never went back. The place became a dating service before closing down. I haven’t spoken to the boss(es) since.
Behind that desk I felt a bit important but I knew it was kind of like a bridge with no supports; the job was pretty useless (though I was paid relatively well for doing virtually nothing). This eponymous album, was one of a handful that I listened to on repeat. “The High Road” is one of the beautiful high points of the disc and I think it’s too good to simply pass up. For those who don’t know, Broken Bells consists of Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. I think that this is their real deal; it should be their regular job. Listen to the album as a whole, I urge, and enjoy the summer while you still can.