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Broken Bells

FUV's New Dig: Broken Bells

by Darren DeVivo

After The Disco
Broken Bells
Columbia Records


Broken Bells are back. The duo of Brian Burton, also known as Danger Mouse, and James Mercer, the frontman of the Shins, have returned with their second album, After The Disco. It's a contemplative collection of sci-fi pop that comes nearly four years after their self-titled debut album and almost three years after the four-song Meyrin Fields EP.

Broken Bells - Words and Music - 2010

by Alisa Ali

The band Broken Bells only has two people — The Shins' James Mercer and Brian Burton (a.k.a. producer/DJ Danger Mouse) — so it might be a stretch to call them an indie-rock super group. However, in an interview with WFUV's Alisa Ali, they said that even with all of their other projects like Gnarls Barkley and The Shins, putting together their self-titled debut has been among their favorite musical projects.