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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.

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  • cadavreflex

    Great show in Geneva. Thanks for the endless embrace.

    6 Feb 10:24pm Reply
  • eduardonbr

    Maravilhosamente viciante.

    31 Jan 2:20am Reply
  • CSthereader

    Interesting that is like James Mercer's second/side music project besides The Shins. Even so I really like this really experimental music with Broken Bells. So glad it got created. Broken Bells (album), After the Disco (album), and the Meyrin fields (EP) are all really good which is pretty much all the content they have put out. Not bad.

    29 Jan 3:00am Reply
  • Natanaelbp

    <3

    24 Jan 11:21pm Reply
  • The_assis

    <33333

    23 Jan 7:49pm Reply
  • Chelle_5

    'After the disco' is really weak compared with the first album...

    11 Jan 2:51pm Reply
  • maritimebird

    bing

    11 Jan 12:02am Reply
  • gertas

    +1 for Poland or Berlin again

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • palanwen

    Yes, stop complaining and just bask in the awesomeness that it Broken Bells. This is the kind of music people will look back on and not in the "why on earth did we think this was good music?!" but the "listen here yung'un, this is music". (I guess so.....actually, not really)

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Dakota3131

    precious!!

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • averkook

    good

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • intellj

    Yes, stop complaining and just bask in the awesomeness that it Broken Bells. This is the kind of music people will look back on and not in the "why on earth did we think this was good music?!" but the "listen here yung'un, this is music".

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Punk-Fiction

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

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • burningjewel

    'MUST' make third album. I'm craving

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • harusaku

    Too many butthurt people in this shoutbox

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Palomek313

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

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • tumblingdestiny

    so so good live last night *_*

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • XDRory

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

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
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