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Broken Bells

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Los Angeles, United States (2009 – present)

Broken Bells is an American duo which formed in 2009 in Los Angeles. The band consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar) and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (multiple instruments, production). Mercer is a member of the indie rock band The Shins and Burton is a member of Gnarls Barkley and DANGERDOOM, as well as being a respected producer for such artists as Beck, Gorillaz, The Rapture and The Black Keys.

The debut self-titled album by Broken Bells was released on Columbia Records on March 9, 2010. The first single from the record, “The High Road”, was released on December 21, 2009.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired an interview with the duo on March 16, 2010. A transcript of the article can be found here.

An EP, Meyrin Fields, was released on March 29, 2011.

www.brokenbells.com

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  • frikiloko

    Danger Mouse composes the best melodies I've heard: "purple yellow red and blue", "Citizen","10 Lovers","Black","Going On" and so on. I don't understand why he doesn't make his stand alone music...

    10 Jul 8:14pm Reply
  • frikiloko

    You can identify clearly what has composed ​​each one on "After The Disco", for instance the bass line of the track 8 or 9 are composed by Danger Mouse, whilst the track 7 is clearly composed by James Mercer. Judge for yourself, I would remove James of Broken Bells

    10 Jul 7:48pm Reply
  • Punk-Fiction

    After the Disco is somehow even worse than Port of Morrow, how is that even possible

    7 Jul 12:21am Reply
  • burningjewel

    'MUST' make third album. I'm craving

    5 Jul 12:31pm Reply
  • harusaku

    Too many butthurt people in this shoutbox

    4 Jul 9:29am Reply
  • Palomek313

    Come to Poland, please! I'm waiting for your concert since 2010 :(

    21 Jun 12:46am Reply
  • tumblingdestiny

    so so good live last night *_*

    17 Jun 6:31pm Reply
  • XDRory

    You honestly have no idea what 14 year old girls listen to haha

    10 Jun 11:22pm Reply
  • skeletonbone

    surely James isn't struggling for money? i have no idea why he would turn to making radio music for 14 year old girls.

    2 Jun 8:14pm Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    After The Disco ♥

    12 May 7:48pm Reply
  • pdesi8690

    let down...big time

    10 May 6:16am Reply
  • Stefanszz

    Lovin' it.

    1 May 3:00pm Reply
  • Rey_88

    Великолепственно!)

    24 Apr 6:50am Reply
  • XDRory

    Grabbed the last Holding on for Life RSD Vinyl, woooo

    19 Apr 9:14am Reply
  • conditionals

    I loved 'The Ghost Inside' but found the rest of the debut pretty dull and samey. I'm enjoying individual tracks from 'After the Disco' a lot more.

    16 Apr 4:57am Reply
  • disconurse

    Oh what a bore!

    10 Apr 6:49am Reply
  • mcclane91

    James Mercer is god.

    7 Apr 6:16pm Reply
  • Nekro__b

    крутота

    4 Apr 6:39pm Reply
  • hotwheels47125

    I never expected another album, and despite what the shittle below me said, the new album is much appreciated!

    26 Mar 2:12pm Reply
  • spaceshittle

    nope, it's worse than the first record

    25 Mar 7:47am Reply
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