Broken Bells is an indie rock duo which formed in 2009. The band consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar) and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (multiple instruments, production). Mercer is a member of the indie rock band The Shins and Burton is a member of Gnarls Barkley and a respected producer for such artists as Beck, Gorillaz, The Rapture and The Black Keys. Broken Bells will be Burton’s first - and likely only - project under his real name instead of his Danger Mouse moniker.
You can checkout the first single "The High Road" with a free download on iTunes Single of the Week. A slow and synth driven tune that sounds a bit like The Postal Service meets Zero 7 until Mercer’s vocals bring a touch of Jeff Buckley into the mix. You can also check out clips of the entire upcoming album on iTunes.