On December 18, Danger Mouse will inaugurate his Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I, a selection of tracks from the acclaimed producer's new stable of artists—among them being Nine Pound Shadow, a Berkley band whose lovely, scuzzy "Melody" made the cut.
"I first heard Nine Pound Shadow about a year ago from my friend Asa who was producing some songs of theirs," said Danger Mouse, explaining his pick in an email to The FADER. "I heard 'Melody' and it really stuck with me, kind of made me think of The Zombies. When I was putting the compilation together I remembered the song and thought the textures and sounds would fit the compilation well."
Watch the soft-lit and wistful video for "Melody" above. 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I is out December 18, and will feature additional contributions from Dan Auerbach's band the Arcs, Autolux, Sam Cohen, and more.