Tag Archives: Broken Bells

Correspondence from Austin City Limits: Day 2

One of the great things about Austin City Limits, I guess, is the ridiculous abundance of signal flags that people seem to have no problem toting around all day. I’ve been to plenty of festivals, and am familiar with the long poles adorned with distinctive flags or markers so that friends can find friends easier,Read more…

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Monday Morning News Mash-Up

Soul singer Solomon Burke died yesterday at age 70. In the first half of his career, Burke’s popularity apexed in the 60’s, and though he wasn’t quite as famous as some of those who came after him, he’s remembered as one who set the stage for other soulful singers like Isaac Hayes and Barry White.Read more…

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Thursday News Eruption

As if you haven’t heard, there have been some hefty developments in Summer festival line ups. Some of these announcements have people pulling out their hair from excitement. BUMBERSHOOT (SEPT 4 – 6) Bumbershoot boasts headliner, legend, sex idol of our grandmothers Mr. Bob Dylan for the Saturday show. Also headlining September 4th is NekoRead more…

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Live Review: Broken Bells with The Morning Benders @ Showbox 5/25

Broken Bells released an excellent album with striking lyrics and well constructed melodies that are virtually impossible to dislike -– no wonder the Showbox at the Market concert sold out in less than a week, even with a pricey $35 per ticket. Following the release, James Mercer and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) brought theirRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

That right there is a new music video for The Monsters of Folk‘s song, “Dear God,” which was just released. You won’t see the monsters themselves, though. Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis let director and Michel Gondry protege Lauri Faggioni do her thing instead.

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Out This Week 3/9

When mega-artists team up for a collaborative project like the new two-piece band, Broken Bells, the outcome is sometimes so good, it’s scary. After two years, James Mercer, lead singer and guitarist of The Shins, and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, hot-shot producer and co-founder of Gnarls Barkley (also produced the Gorillaz and 2004’s infamous TheRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ’cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more…

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Thursday News Threads

Everybody loved that Animal Collective album this year. Including Sondre Lerche who called the song “Bluish,” off that album, his “favorite song of the year.” As a result of this love, you can download a faithful but scaled back cover of the song below, courtesy of Stereogum. Sondre Lerche – Bluish (Animal Collective cover) (MP3)

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Thursday News Threads

We’re sorry to report that Chris Feinstein, bassist and vocalist for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, has passed away. Apparently, the 42-year-old was found at home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unreleased. Beyond the Cardinals, Feinstein has worked with Moby, Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others.

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