Tag Archives: Broken Bells

Tuesday Music News

Broken Bells, the duo of The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse, stopped by Late Show With Dave Letterman last night to promote their album After The Disco. During the late night broadcast they performed the track “Control,” but they obviously had bigger plans for the show’s webcast. They ended up treating everyone in theRead more...

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TV Eye: Week of 6/23

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, June 23rd Late Show with David Letterman: Broken Bells Jimmy Kimmel Live: St. Paul andRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Weedster!

In a bizarre act of serendipity, Easter falls on April 20th this year, or, uh, “4/20“. So, be careful what kind of “Easter grass” you use to line your baskets, and your kids might have to battle some adults in the Easter candy aisle. In fact, plenty of different treats will be, um, “baked” thisRead more...

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Friday Music News

Here’s a little pre-weekend of adorableness courtesy of Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish indie-pop band performed for a group of sick children with the Song for Kids Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their carefree rendition of Journey’s smash hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” was a perfect escape for their very precious audience. [CoS]

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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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