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Broken Bells announce a date at the Electric Factory

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Broken Bells, a collaboration between the Shins‘ frontman James Mercer and super producer Dangermouse aka Brian Burton, have just announced their first ever US tour. They will be touring in support of their self-titled debut record, which blends Mercer’s voice with Burton’s signature style of an assortment of sounds. The duo produced some very catchy hooks and melodies. Definitely give it a listen, if you haven’t already.

Their 16 date tour across America will start in San Diego, CA on May 18th and finish in Athens, GA on June 11th. In between those dates, the band will make a stop at the Electric Factory on Sunday, June 6th with The Morning Benders in support. More information about tickets to come, but they will be found HERE when they are on sale.

“Each a long-time fan of the other’s work, Burton and Mercer first met face-to-face backstage at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch over the prevailing half decade and in May 2008 seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together. Broken Bells was pared down from more than 20 pieces of new music written and recorded to the 10 songs that coalesced together the most seamlessly.” via Columbia Records

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Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 31, 2010 at 11:56 am

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