Broken Bells

Broken Bells

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James Mercer and Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) want Broken Bells to be seen, and heard, as an honest-to-goodness band, not a side-project dalliance. It's a little tricky to do that when first listening to their self-titled debut album, since they're such distinctive talents. Mercer's vocals and melodiesSee more details below

Overview

James Mercer and Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) want Broken Bells to be seen, and heard, as an honest-to-goodness band, not a side-project dalliance. It's a little tricky to do that when first listening to their self-titled debut album, since they're such distinctive talents. Mercer's vocals and melodies will almost certainly evoke the Shins to some degree or another, but he and Burton steer clear of bright pop in favor of winding melodies and mellow atmospheres. "The High Road" melds slick electronic percussion and a searching, minor-key melody that echoes the duo's previous work without rehashing it. Toward the end, Broken Bells break out of their reflective mood with "The Mall & the Misery," which closes the album with crisp chamber pop.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2010
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886975586523
catalogNumber:
755865
Rank:
10735

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Broken Bells   Primary Artist
Ronald Clark   Strings
Yvette Devereaux   Strings
Kirstin Fife   Strings
Stefanie Fife   Strings
Peter Kent   Strings
Jim McMillen   Trombone
Ira Nepus   Trombone
John Wittenberg   Strings
Michele Nardone   Strings
Carolyn Osborn   Strings
Peggy Baldwin   Strings
Johana Krejci   Strings
Calabria McChesney   Strings
Adriana Zoppo   Strings
Steven Williams   Trombone
Miriam Mayer   Strings
Margot Aldcroft   Strings
Jennifer Walton   Strings
Ruth Bruegger   Strings
James Mercer   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Danger Mouse   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Drums,Group Member
Philip Vaiman   Strings
Neel Hammond   Strings
Alwyn Wright   Strings
Ilona Geller   Strings
Jessica van Velzen   Strings
Alisha Bauer   Strings
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Strings
Christopher J. Tedesco   Strings,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Jeff Antebi   Artist Development
James Mercer   Composer
Danger Mouse   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Daniele Luppi   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Brian Burton   Composer
Todd Monfalcone   Engineer
Kennie Takahashi   Programming,Engineer
Jacob Escobedo   Artwork,Layout

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