The super duo, Broken Bells, aka Danger Mouse (aka producer Brian Burton) and The Shins’ James Mercer turned heads with their debut “Broken Bells” this past spring. Then they released an awesome sci-fi video for their single, “The Ghost Inside” featuring Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” “Firefly”) as a darling android.
Today Vulture premiered a second official video for the same song adding Hall & Oates to the list of players who appear in videos for Broken Bells’ “The Ghost Inside.” Friend of the band director, Matt McCormick, was reminded of Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes” by the song’s clapping, so much so that after digging up the 1981 video on YouTube, he “just started playing around with syncing up the visuals from the ‘Private Eyes’ video with ‘The Ghost Inside.’ Then he superimposed James Mercer’s mouth on the face of Mr. Daryl Hall and called it a day.” It’s not embeddable so go to Vulture/NY Mag to check it out.
Here’s the first “The Ghost Inside,” followed by the original “Private Eyes” video:
More: Before Broken Bells, Mercer and Burton collaborated on the “Dark Night Of The Soul” project along with David Lynch and other legends.