Bell Boys


The new Broken Bells album was the featured review in the latest issues of Rolling Stone and Spin.  I read them both, back to back, this morning.  Spin gave it a 6 out of 10, and wasn’t really that complimentary of the collaboration.  Rolling Stone gave it 4 out of 5, and seemed to be feeling the duo a bit more.  Here’s my review.  GO GET THE FUCKING ALBUM WHEN IT DROPS.  You might not like every song (I admit I don’t), but it’s still the coolest thing popping in music right now.  Period.  Which is why I keep posting about them as we approach the release of their album next month.  Okay, maybe I’m biased because I’m the ultimate Shins fan, but still.  Now check this interview NME did with James Mercer and Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse, where they discuss how they met, their recording process, keeping the project a secret, what’s to come of their future, and much more…


*This audio interview with James Mercer is worth checking too, conducted by the editor of Australia’s Reverb Magazine.  It goes a tad bit more in depth.  Here’s Part One and Part Two.

*Also, Broken Bells just played their first live show this past Friday Night in Los Angeles.  Spin Magazine has a full review and the set list.  Also, check the link to lots of front row video footage from the show!

Spin’s Broken Bells first show review and set list

Video footage from first Broken Bells show

*Looks like BB is coming to Brooklyn in March 10th!  Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with all show info and album release promo HERE.

*BB plays “The High Road” for a panel of kids.  I love this.  Watch it HERE.

*I’m just gonna keep updating this post with goodies.  This may be the best of them all, for those of you who don’t have the leak of the album yet.  Stream the entire thing at NPR!

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