Broken Bells, Portlander James Mercer's side project with Danger Mouse when he's between Shins' records, will release its second album, After the Disco, on February 4. The music video for the lead single, "Holding On for Life," posted this morning. With UFO's, alien planets, and interplanetary psychedelics, it's a space fantasy that goes terribly wrong. I can just imagine the director's treatment: "Well, it'll be part Barbarella, part Groove, and part Total Recall—with casting opportunities for elder actors." 

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