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Broken Bells
Broken Bells

Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Indie Rock
Space Rock
Years active 2009—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Associated acts Gnarls Barkley
Danger Mouse
Danger Doom
The Shins
Website Website
James Mercer
Brian Burton

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Broken Bells is an American rock music band composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Oregonian indie rock band The Shins. Broken Bells compose and create as a duo, but are joined by a full band on tour. Following the success of their first self-titled album, "Broken Bells", Mercer and Burton have announced intentions to record a follow-up.

Meyrin Fields EP (2011) Broken Bells (2010)

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Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells Cancel Eden Sessions Gig

June 17, 2010
Vampire Weekend have been forced to cancel their Eden Sessions gig in Cornwall later this month. The band were set to perform alongside Broken Bells at the Eden Project on June 24.  Read more 

Lily Allen, Ray Davies, Broken Bells Added To Benicassim Line-Up

April 23, 2010
Lily Allen, Ray Davies and Broken Bells have joined the line-up for this summer’s Benicassim festival in Spain. Other new additions include Peter Hook, who will perform former band Joy Division’s album ‘Unknown Pleasures’.  Read more 

Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells To Play Eden Sessions Gig

April 21, 2010
Vampire Weekend will open this year’s Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The US group, who also played the event two years ago, will be joined by Broken Bells at the gig on June 24.  Read more 

Broken Bells, Seasick Steve, Paolo Nutini To Play Meltdown Festival

April 8, 2010
Broken Bells, Seasick Steve and Paolo Nutini are set to appear at this summer's Meltdown festival in London, it's been announced. The event, which has been curated by Richard Thompson, takes place at the Southbank Centre throughout June.  Read more 

Broken Bells Cover Neil Young At Triumphant UK Live Debut

March 4, 2010
Broken Bells made their UK live debut last night with an impressive sold-out show at London's ICA. Fresh from performing at the Nouveau Casino in Paris on Monday, The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse from Gnarls Barkley took to the stage to a rapturous response from the audience including a certain Mark Ronson.  Read more 

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