Tag Archives: Broken Bells

Friday on My Mind: Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show Musical Guests

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from his stand up days and his six years on Saturday Night Live. He tookRead more...

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Album Review: Broken Bells - After The Disco

“Oh London moon, help me stumble home, help me lose myself along the way.” So begins the return of Broken Bells, the all-too-perfect team up between now legendary producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) and the genius songwriter who gave us the Shins, James Mercer. After The Disco is the soundtrack to the rest of yourRead more...

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Out This Week 2/4

February is kicking off with lots of interesting stuff for your ears, most notably, the sophomore release from duo Broken Bells -- Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. KEXP’s Music Director, Don Yates, describes the new album After the Disco as “a strong set of psych-tinged rhythmic pop that improves upon their debutRead more...

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Thursday Music News

It’s an unlikely cover, but they make it work: downtempo duo Darkside (electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington) take on the 1972 Nick Drake track “Things Behind The Sun,” from his classic Pink Moon album. The cover was recorded for Modular’s Modcast podcast: stream their hour-long mix below, or download the Nick DrakeRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Pixies have shared a new video for the atmospheric track “Magdalena” off their latest EP-2 (read an in-depth review of the EP on the KEXP Blog here). Check it out below, and don’t forget to tune in to KEXP on Tuesday, February 18th for a LIVE session from this legendary band, including the debut ofRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 1/27

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, January 27th Jimmy Fallon: Barry Gibb Jimmy Kimmel: Airborne Toxic Event David Letterman: Arctic MonkeysRead more...

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Thursday Music News

The 2014 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning including nods to Karen O, Arcade Fire, and Owen Pallett. All three worked on the Spike Jonze film Her -- the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman is nominated for Original Song for her collaboration with Jonze, and Arcade Fire & Pallett are nominated for Original Score. FindRead more...

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Friday Music News

Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Brian Joseph Burton, and The Shins’ James Mercer have united once again under the name Broken Bells. They’ve shared their video for their dazzling new track “Holding on for Life”. The visual features actress Kate Mara (American Horror Story, House of Cards) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) as some sort of astronauts.Read more...

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Monday Music News

James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse are returning as Broken Bells and have released “Holding On For Life” today. The album is appropriately named for the vibes of the song - After The Disco we rest our bones despite not being able to stop hearing those distant dance floor beats in our heads.Read more...

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Out This Week 3/29

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock not to know the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, is out in records stores today. If you can find one of the special newsstands nearby, you can also pick up the Radiohead newspaper, The Universal Sigh (not sold with the album). But theirsRead more...

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