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It's a bit of a punchline now, but Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, represented a major moment in indie's progression towards crossover status. The Shins weren't just a song…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
The first Shins album, 2001's Oh, Inverted World, was a collection of effortlessly punchy pop-rock and warm-blooded balladry, but its frayed nerves and plucky resolve were softened by mid-fi reverb…   Read Story »
The Shins were one of the preeminent pop acts of the '00s, often mentioned as flirting with becoming their decade's version of R.E.M. or Pavement. Frontman James Mercer began the writing of the…   Read Story »
"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »