The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Team Up For Broken Bells


It has been a big day for interesting musical pairings. Thom Yorke and Flea. Lil Wayne and Weezer. And now, this just in from Pitchfork:

“[James] Mercer has teamed up with producer extraordinaire/one half of Gnarls Barkley Danger Mouse to form a new band. The band’s name is still up in the air, but they’re going with Broken Bells for the time being. The debut from Broken Bells (or whichever name they decide to go with, I guess) is due early next year on Columbia.”

Admittedly less shocking news than the return of Flea, but still.

Sadly, there’s no music to listen to yet, but Mercer and Danger Mouse worked together on DM-produced track called “Insane Lullaby” for Dark Night of the Soul , which could give you some idea as to what to expect.

Just last week we told you about Mercer’s upcoming film debut in Some Days Are Better Than Others; which project are you more excited about?