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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Broken Bells Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Much like a lot of other acts are doing, Broken Bells is working their summer tour around their dates at big festivals that include Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. All this touring is to support Broken Bells’ sophomore album, After the Disco, which dropped not too long ago in February. They’ll kick off their summer […]

Full List Of Record Store Day Releases Revealed

It’s here! The entire list of releases for this year’s Record Store Day has finally been revealed. There are splits, b-sides, reissues and special pressings from a ton of various artists ranging from metal to ’80s rock. The list of artists includes Cage The Elephant, David Bowie, Broken Bells, Between The Buried & Me, Conor […]

Watch Broken Bells’ Lyric Video For “Leave It Alone”

Broken Bells finally released their sophomore LP, After the Disco, this week, and they’re keeping the momentum going with a lyric video for “Leave It Alone” off the record. The music video may look familiar, but not for the reason you’d expect. That giant, pink orb on the cover of their debut LP is seen morphing into […]

Broken Bells, Sting, And More Pay Tribute To The Beatles’ First US Performance

This coming Sunday (February 9) marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ legendary debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In honor of the Fab Four, David Letterman, who currently calls the Ed Sullivan Theater home, will be showcasing Beatles-inspired performances throughout the week. Thus far, Broken Bells joined forces with Ringo Starr to sing […]

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 […]

Watch Broken Bells Perform On Kimmel

Broken Bells, the indie duo consisting of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse, took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform two songs from their upcoming sophomore album, After the Disco. Check out their renditions of the album’s groovy title track and “Holding On To Life” after the break. After the Disco […]

ALBUM STREAM: Broken Bells – ‘After the Disco’

Broken Bells announced their sophomore debut, After the Disco, back in October of last year. As its February 4 release date on Columbia Records inches closer (and, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, all of us here at UTG get more antsy in anticipation), they’ve been sharing more and more of the record. Now, at last, it’s streaming […]

Broken Bells Stream New Song & Tease Another

After The Disco will be Broken Bells‘ sophomore studio album, which is coming nearly four years after their debut album was released. The album is currently set to hit stores February 4 via Columbia Records. In preparation for the release, the band has premiered a new single off the album. The song is titled “Leave […]

Broken Bells’ “Holding On For Life” Gets A Nick Zinner Remix

Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist and remix fiend Nick Zinner has resculpted the Broken Bells track “Holding On For Life.” The song is one of the singles released in advance of the duo’s sophomore album After the Disco. As Consequence of Sound notes, Zinner has been building up a respectable catalog of remixes, including takes on tracks […]