The Shins frontman James Mercer and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) have come together as Broken Bells once again for a sophomore record, After The Disco. Dropping today, the LP is sure to be another hit from the unlikely duo, with tracks like "Leave It Alone" and "Holding On For Life" both reflecting the space-y synth sounds that the album is built on.
Hitting up The Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote the record, the twosome also wanted to pay homage to The Beatles, who just celebrated their 50th anniversary of appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles special airing this Sunday. To help the pair out, Broken Bells set up a TV showing a couple of loops of Ringo Starr playing the drumbeat for the classic Beatles ode "And I Love Her", which Mercer and Burton played out with their signature spage-age twist on it. Bright are the stars that shine / Dark is the sky / I know this love of mine / Will never die / And I love her, sings Mercer as Burton twists away on a set of synths and Starr's footage keeps time in the center.
Check out the futuristic cover of "And I Love Her" by Broken Bells on The Late Show below: