Broken Bells is an indie rock duo which formed in 2009. The band consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar) and Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton (multiple instruments, production ). Mercer is a member of the indie rock band The Shins and Burton is a member of Gnarls Barkley and a respected producer for such artists as Beck, Gorillaz, The Rapture and The Black Keys. Broken Bells will be Burton's first—and likely only—project under his real name instead of his Danger Mouse moniker.
The debut self-titled album by Broken Bells will be released on Columbia Records on March 9, 2010. The first single from the record, "The High Road", was released on December 21, 2009.