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James Mercer is currently the lead singer/songwriter for the Shins and Broken Bells, a project with DJ Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, producer of Beck and Gorillaz). Prior to The Shins and Broken Bells, he was the lead singer/songwriter of Flake, which later became Flake Music.

There is a rare solo recording on January 7, 2004 of Mercer doing some private recordings of hit songs by his band The Shins for a radio station.

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  • Avatar for Melodeh
    New Broken Bells video!
  • Avatar for tresfoufou
    Come on, you listen to him when you are feeling a little emo. And he cheers you up.
  • Avatar for christiendo
    This is such a cool short film leading up to Broken Bells's video premier! Make sure to check it out.
  • Avatar for cheesetoastie_
    This man's voice!
  • Avatar for k___B
    vvv holy shit
  • Avatar for faabricio
    kevin spacey
  • Avatar for JakerK
    Introducing Danger Mouse and his versatile collaborations with Norah Jones, The White Stripes' Jack White, The Shins' James Mercer and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas in a new blog post at:
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  • Avatar for zaynzaynzayn
    in love with his voice his songs his vision
  • Avatar for Boom_King
    Jaaaaaaaaaaaames <3

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