Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 16 = Broken Bells
Performing = Friday
Broken Bells is the collaboration of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse). Their indie rock project finally came together in 2009, after meeting in 2004 at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Originally, the two worked together on the track “Insane Lullaby” from the album Dark Night Of The Soul, a collaboration Mr. Mouse was working on with Sparklehorse.
The duo have released two studio albums and one extended play. Their Grammy nominated self-titled debut was released in March of 2010, and followed up with the EP Meyrin Fields a year later. Their sophomore release After The Disco is available as of today (download it below). Their latest video “Leave It Alone” was released a few hours ago (watch it below). The two describe their music as melodic, but experimental.
Visit the Broken Bells website here:
Download “After The Disco” here:
“Leave It Alone”
“Holding On For Life”
“The High Road”