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On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fa… More »

With After The Disco, the sprawling and ambitious sophomore effort they’ll release next week, Shins frontman James Mercer and superproducer Danger Mouse cement their band Broken Bells as more than just a way to pass the time between other projects — and their other projects are legion. Mercer is coming off a year of promoting… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

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Broken Bells – “After The Disco” Video

James Mercer doesn't even look comfortable in a club when everyone else is frozen. That's my main takeaway from the clip for "After The Disco,"…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Broken Bells – “Control” Video

Broken Bells like to add a dose of sci-fi levity to their music videos; consider, for example, the intergalactic adventures of their "Holding On For
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch Broken Bells Live On Letterman Webcast

James Mercer may have reactivated the Shins long enough to record "So Now What," their song for the soundtrack to Zach Braff's Wish I Was
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 11:53 am

Watch Broken Bells Take “Control” To Conan

Broken Bells are in California and between Coachella weekends, and amazingly enough, Danger Mouse is not using the moment to produce another kinda-flat album for…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 8:49 am
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Watch Broken Bells Play Fallon

James Mercer and Danger Mouse stopped by Fallon last night to perform a shimmering, low-key version of "Holding On For Life," the lead single their…
James Rettig | March 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Watch Broken Bells Cover The Beatles On Letterman

Danger Mouse, one half of Broken Bells, first found fame for mashing up Jay-Z with the Beatles on the bootleg release The Grey Album, and…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 9:24 am
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Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Baio Remix)”

Keep up, if you can, with all the side-project stuff happening in this post. Broken Bells, if they can still be called a side project,…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

Broken Bells, Flaming Lips, Sting To Play Letterman’s Beatles Covers Week

Everybody's celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, even us. But CBS is celebrating extra hard because they hosted the original Ed
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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Watch Broken Bells Play Kimmel

Broken Bells will release their second album, After The Disco, next week, on the heels of two singles, the title track and "Holding On For
Miles Bowe | January 30, 2014 - 11:30 am
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Stream Broken Bells After The Disco

So far we've heard bits and pieces from Broken Bells' anticipated sophomore set After The Disco, including "Holding On For Life" (plus its Nick Zinner
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 10:50 am
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Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Broken Bells, the duo of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse, will drop their sophomore LP After The Disco next month, and the…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Watch Broken Bells Perform “The Changing Lights” For La Blogothèque

Next month, Broken Bells, the side-project duo of Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer, will release their sophomore album After The Disco. We've already…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 1:24 pm
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Broken Bells – “After The Disco”

Broken Bells, the duo of Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer, are close to releasing their new album After The Disco, and we posted…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 2:39 pm
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Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life” Video (Feat. Kate Mara & Anton Yelchin)

Broken Bells, the duo of Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer, return early next year with their sophomore album After The Disco, and they've…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2013 - 1:57 pm
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Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life”

Broken Bells, the side-project of Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer, recently revealed they will release their sophomore album After The Disco in January…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 1:30 pm
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Broken Bells – After The Disco Short Film Part One: Angel And The Fool

Last month Broken Bells, the team of Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer, teased their sophomore LP After The Disco with a panoramic video.
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Broken Bells Tease New Album After The Disco

Broken Bells, the team of serial collaborator Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer, released their self-titled debut in March of 2010 and followed with…
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2013 - 11:30 am
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