Number of songs: 4 | Total weeks on charts: 61 Appearing in a total number of: 5 charts | Total period running: 265 days
Broken Bells is an American indie rock duo which formed in 2009 in Los Angeles. 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 DANGERDOOM, as well as being a respected producer for such artists as Beck, Gorillaz, The Rapture and The Black Keys. The debut self-titled album by Broken Bells was released on Columbia Records on March 9, 2010. The first single from the record, "The High Road", was released on December 21, 2009.
On February 14, 2012, in an interview with KINK.FM (a Portland radio station), James Mercer stated that he is currently working on a second Broken Bells album.
On October 8, 2013, Broken Bells announced their second album, After the Disco, due for release on January 14, 2014. On November 4, 2013, Broken Bells released their first single from the album, titled "Holding on for Life."