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Broken Bells Have Those UFO Vibes in “Control” Video

We’ve got a perfect metaphor for this collaborated duo, Broken Bells, contained in their new video for “Control.” It’s out of this world. The track parallels with the video, which contains many photos, video footage and faux images containing unidentified flying objects taken over the years. Some of them are “real,” some are just random […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jonathan Hischke (Dot Hacker, The Sound of Animals Fighting)

Some bands are known for one musician, and some musicians end up known for only one band. Jonathan Hischke is not one of those musicians, and his current focus, Dot Hacker, is not one of those bands. The rock group, formed by studio musicians best known as members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and […]

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Listen to Bon Iver’s First New Song in 3 Years

Considering Justin Vernon certainly has not vanished from the music scene for a single year following Bon Iver‘s 2008 debut (which could technically be said for up to a decade predating that as well), it may come as a surprise that he hasn’t actually put out a track with Bon Iver in three years. After being roped in to contribute […]

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Broken Bells Announce 2014 North American Tour with Phantogram, Hamilton Leuthauser, and Austra

Earlier this year, Broken Bells announced a list of 2014tour dates to support their sophomore LP, After The Disco. The duo, starring The Shins’ James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse, has gone ahead and added a new leg of North American tour dates now that keep them on the road through the fall. Expect stops at […]

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The Shins Share “So Now What” From ‘Wish I Was Here’

I have this crazy idea that any song by The Shins in a Zach Braff movie is to be considered one of their best. Over at NPR, the new track that The Shins contributed to his new film, Wish I Was Here, is streaming for your listening pleasure. And it’s exactly that. It reminisces of […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/16-2/22

I don’t know what you’ve been listening to this week, but on the rare occasions when I wasn’t playing The Hotelier‘s excellent new album, I was alternating between the new Menzingers single and “I Wanna Get Better,” the first song from Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s new project, Bleachers. Conveniently (or not, if you ask my […]

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LISTEN: Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend) Remixes Broken Bells

Chris Baio has remixed yet another number under his DJ moniker Baio, and this time it’s a Broken Bells (the side project of Shins frontman James Mercer and Danger Mouse) track titled “Holding On For Life.” Baio gives the previously sparkle-pop number a psychedelic twist, stepping away from his usual dance-y style. In addition to […]

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Broken Bells Announce 2014 North American Tour Dates

If you haven’t noticed, we’re extremely excited for Broken Bells’ new album in January. The experimental rock duo consisting of The Shins’ frontman, James Mercer, and polymath extraordinaire, Danger Mouse, can seemingly do no wrong. We had zero concerns about whether or not they’d deliver on their follow-up to their 2010 debut, and so far […]

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Broken Bells To Release New Album in January 2014

One of my absolute favorite releases of 2010 was the debut, self-titled album from Broken Bells, the collaborative project from The Shins’ frontman, James Mercer, and famed artist-producer, Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse (Danger Doom, Gnarls Barkley, 100 other projects). It’s one of those releases that just never gets old. One that I can enjoy […]

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WATCH: The Shins On Conan

Brooklyn Indie rockers The Shins performed on Conan last night. They performed the song “No Way Down” off their last album, Port of Morrow. Read our review of the album here. Watch the video of their performance after the jump!

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MUSIC VIDEO: The Shins – It’s Only Life

The space bunny on The Shins‘ new album, Port Of Morrow, comes to life in a post-apocalyptic environment for their “It’s Only Life” video. These are the best visuals you will see involving a band utilizing their cover artwork to the fullest. Hands down. James Mercer is captured by the strange creatures and drag to […]

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The Shins Announce World Tour

The Shins have announced a huge world tour run in support of their latest album, Port of Morrow, and UTG has all of the dates right here! These dates will spread from North America in May and end up back in the states around October. Support on select dates for this enormous tour will come […]