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Album Review: Broken Bells

Calling Broken Bells a side-project would be inaccurate.  Side-projects usually consist of a band member with a desire to create music in their singular vision, going off and finding other musicians outside their band to play it with. Consisting of Shins front man James Mercer and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse), it would be more precise to term Broken Bells a collaboration.  Multi-instrumentalist Burton lays down the beats over which Mercer provides his vocals and guitar.  Together they deliver an album of smooth and seemingly effortless tracks; perfect for both cruising in the car on a summer afternoon or keeping a party going early in the morning. Continue reading

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