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U2 May Have Scrapped A Danger Mouse-Produced Album

Early in the year, we saw reports that U2 were teaming up with producer Danger Mouse for a full album, one that was expected in April. They teamed up for the 2013 soundtrack song “Ordinary Love” and the free-giveaway single “Invisible.” And then the album never came out. When U2 did pull off their surprise… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2014 - 1:39 pm

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band’s new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

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 Here, but he’s still keeping busy with Broken Bells, his duo with Danger Mouse. Last night, they were the musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, where they… More »

By: 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 another arena-rock band. Instead, he and James Mercer appeared on last night’s episode of Conan, performing “Control,” an icy early-’80s-style rocker from their new album After The Disco. Their stage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014 - 8:49 am

The Black Keys – “Fever”

Two and a half years is a pretty standard interim between albums for major rock acts, but preeminent blooz rockers the Black Keys have never gone longer between albums than the gap between the December 2011 release of El Camino and the impending May 2014 arrival of Turn Blue. For the Keys, it’s been a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm

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 second album as Broken Bells. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / March 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2014 - 2:08 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 last night on Letterman, he went back to his roots. Broken Bells were the first band to perform on Letterman’s Beatles week, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 9:24 am

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, are the side-project duo of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse. Meanwhile, for his own side project, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio DJs and produces lush, tropical dance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

U2 – “Invisible”

“Invisible,” a track from U2’s Danger Mouse-produced 13th studio LP, wasn’t expected to be revealed until a Super Bowl commercial tonight, but it looks like it’s available a little early. “Invisible” is not the first single from the new album, which is now targeted for a summer release according to USA Today, but “a sneak… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2014 - 11:28 am

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 Life.” James Mercer and Danger Mouse stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to perform those two songs, and you can watch both of them below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 30, 2014 - 11:30 am

Q&A: Broken Bells’ Danger Mouse And James Mercer On The Making And Meaning Of After The Disco

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2014 - 11:06 am

U2’s “Invisible” Free On iTunes During The Super Bowl

U2 are set to return this spring with a new as-yet-untitled Danger Mouse-produced album, though the only song we’ve heard from those sessions is the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom soundtrack song “Ordinary Love.” It’s already won a Golden Globe and been nominated for an Oscar, but we don’t even know if that track i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

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 two songs we’ve heard, “Holding On For Life” and the title track, promise bigger beats and slicker textures. If Broken Bells are now making something approaching dance music, then it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

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 posted the title track and “Holding On For Life,” and both of those are very slick and produced songs. So it’s nice to see the duo taking part in french… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 1:24 pm

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 the LP’s first single “Holding On For Life” a while back. The duo has now shared the album’s title track, and it’s a light, lithe pop groove — one not… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 2:39 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Gnarls Barkley Will Reunite In 2014

Gnarls Barkley members CeeLo Green and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) have both been insanely busy lately — Green with his solo career, a Goodie Mob reunion, and a role on The Voice, Burton with the new Broken Bells album plus involvement with upcoming records by U2, the Black Keys, and Frank Ocean — but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 9:28 am

U2 – “Ordinary Love” Lyric Video

“Ordinary Love” is U2’s contribution to Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, the forthcoming Nelson Mandela biopic. We heard a few pieces of the sweeping, emotive, Danger Mouse-produced song in the movie’s trailer, but now U2 has shared the entire thing in the form of a lyric video. Check it out below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

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 brought out some big guns in the short-film video for their first single “Holding On For Life,” the second part of a story that started here. The clip stars Kate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 1:57 pm
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