James Mercer and Danger Mouse, or Broken Bells, are streaming their highly anticipated follow-up to 2010's self-titled debut album now! It's not out until 4th February on Columbia Records.

While their last record was described as a concept album, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the duo said that they wanted to explore “what people in the Fifties and Sixties thought now was gonna be like." My mom had described their latest single as "what the Bee Gees would sound like if they made music in 2014," so I'd say they hit their mark pretty well. Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) went on to say that “When you’re younger, you have ideas and visions of what you’re going to be like when you’re older and what love is going to be like and who you’re gonna be married to and all of these different things. Hearing some of the sounds from the synthesizers in the Eighties, and things like that, bring up certain kinds of emotional elements from when you were younger.”

They took a pretty bare-bones approach to recording the album as well. Burton described how We used the same couple of guitars, the same bass, the same drums, maybe two or three synthesizers at most for the whole album. I like the idea of two guys being able to make something that sounds really big."

Stream After the Disco over at iTunes, and pre-order it at Amazon if you have yet to do so.

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