The two met at a Danish music festival in 2004. Danger said to James “Dude I like your work with The Shins” and James said to Danger “Dude I like your work with Gorillaz.” Well, that’s how it played out in my mind. Anyway, the two started recording on the sly, and announced in 2009 that they had a finished product.
Their self-titled album was released on March 9, 2010. Since then I can’t seem to go anywhere without hearing this album. It’s not exactly the type of record that just grabs you and you think “WOW. This is way cool!” Nah. It just kind of is there, but keeps coming back around. I heard it being played in the bookstore, the mall, Starbucks… everywhere. I’d hear a song and use my Shazam app on my phone to identify it, and… Shazam! Broken Bells kept coming up. That’s also a testament to how the songs aren’t too repetitive… at least not to me.
So here’s a few samples of this most recent band infidelity. Enjoy!!!