Birth Place: United States
Years Active: 2009-present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Broken Bells is an American alternative rock band composed of artist-producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Shins. Broken Bells compose and create as a duo, but are joined by a full band on tour. The live band included Nate Walcott and Nik Freitas of the Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Jonathan Hischke and Dan Elkan, both ex-members of Hella. Prior to the formation of Broken Bells, Mercer and Burton both worked together on the track "Insane Lullaby" on the album “Dark Night of the Soul” by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. Broken Bells have since performed the song several times, often as a tribute to ...
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